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Consumer Rights Act 2015

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(1)In this Chapter—

  • “the appropriate national authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England, the Secretary of State, and

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

  • “assured tenancy” means a tenancy which is an assured tenancy for the purposes of the Housing Act 1988 except where—

    (a)

    the landlord is—

    (i)

    a private registered provider of social housing,

    (ii)

    a registered social landlord, or

    (iii)

    a fully mutual housing association, or

    (b)

    the tenancy is a long lease;

  • “dwelling-house” may be a house or part of a house;

  • “fully mutual housing association” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (see section 1(1) and (2) of that Act);

  • “landlord” includes a person who proposes to be a landlord under a tenancy and a person who has ceased to be a landlord under a tenancy because the tenancy has come to an end;

  • “long lease” means a lease which—

    (a)

    is a long lease for the purposes of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, or

    (b)

    in the case of a shared ownership lease (within the meaning given by section 7(7) of that Act), would be a lease within paragraph (a) of this definition if the tenant’s total share (within the meaning given by that section) were 100%;

  • “registered social landlord” means a body registered as a social landlord under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996;

  • “tenant” includes a person who proposes to be a tenant under a tenancy and a person who has ceased to be a tenant under a tenancy because the tenancy has come to an end.

(2)In this Chapter “local authority” means—

(a)a county council,

(b)a county borough council,

(c)a district council,

(d)a London borough council,

(e)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as local authority, or

(f)the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(3)References in this Chapter to a tenancy include a proposed tenancy and a tenancy that has come to an end.

(4)References in this Chapter to anything which is payable, or which a person is liable to pay, to a letting agent include anything that the letting agent claims a person is liable to pay, regardless of whether the person is in fact liable to pay it.

(5)Regulations under this Chapter are to be made by statutory instrument.

(6)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 87(11) is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(7)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under section 87(12) is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(8)A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State under this Chapter other than one to which subsection (6) applies is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(9)A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under this Chapter other than one to which subsection (7) applies is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(10)Regulations under this Chapter—

(a)may make different provision for different purposes;

(b)may make provision generally or in relation to specific cases.

(11)Regulations under this Chapter may include incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.

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