Search Legislation

Housing and Planning Act 2016

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

56General interpretation of Part

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

In this Part—

  • “banning order” has the meaning given by section 14;

  • “banning order offence” has the meaning given by section 14;

  • “body corporate” includes a body incorporated outside England and Wales;

  • “database” means the database of rogue landlords and letting agents established under section 28;

  • “English letting agency work” has the meaning given by section 54;

  • “English property management work” has the meaning given by section 55;

  • “financial penalty” means a penalty that—

    (a)

    is imposed in respect of conduct that amounts to an offence, but

    (b)

    is imposed otherwise than following the person’s conviction for the offence;

  • “housing” means a building, or part of a building, occupied or intended to be occupied as a dwelling or as more than one dwelling;

  • “letting”—

    (a)

    includes the grant of a licence, but

    (b)

    except in Chapter 4, does not include the grant of a tenancy or licence for a term of more than 21 years,

    and “let” is to be read accordingly;

  • “letting agency work” has the meaning given by section 54;

  • “letting agent” has the meaning given by section 54;

  • “local housing authority” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Housing Act 1985;

  • “officer”, in relation to a body corporate, means—

    (a)

    any director, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or

    (b)

    any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity;

  • “property agent” means a letting agent or property manager;

  • “property manager” has the meaning given by section 55;

  • “residential landlord” means a landlord of housing;

  • “tenancy”—

    (a)

    includes a licence, but

    (b)

    except in Chapter 4, does not include a tenancy or licence for a term of more than 21 years.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act without Schedules

The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act without Schedules as a PDF

The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act without Schedules

The Whole Act without Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources