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Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Act 1944

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5In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say :—

  • " Damage "includes dilapidations, but does not include war damage within the meaning of the War Damage Act, 1943 ;

  • " Emergency powers" has the same meaning as in the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, that is to say any power conferred by—

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    regulations made under the Emergency Powers (Defence) Acts, 1939 and 1940, as part of the law of the United Kingdom,

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    section fifty-two of the Telegraph Act, 1863, or

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    section seven of the Air Navigation Act, 1920, as amended by any subsequent enactment, or any power exercisable by virtue of the prerogative of the Crown ;

  • " Lease " includes an under-lease or other tenancy, an assignment operating as a lease or under-lease, and an agreement for a lease, under-lease or tenancy, or for such an assignment and the expression " covenant " shall be construed accordingly ;

  • " Repairing covenant " means a covenant, whether express or implied, and whether general or specific, to keep in repair any premises comprised in a lease, or to leave or put any such premises in repair, or to pay a sum of money in lieu of leaving or putting the premises in repair, at the termination of the lease, but does not include a covenant to lay out in the reinstatement of any such premises money received under a policy of insurance.

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