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British Waterways Act 1995

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16General terms of houseboat certificates

(1)A houseboat certificate issued or renewed after the passing of this Act under the Act of 1971 shall, unless the certificate or some other document referred to in the certificate provides otherwise, be subject to the general terms set out in Schedule 1 to this Act in addition to such conditions (if any) as the Board may determine under section 14 (Registration of houseboats) of the Act of 1971.

(2)The Board shall on demand provide a copy of the general terms for the time being in force under this section to any person requiring the same and to the holder on the issue or renewal of the certificate.

(3)A houseboat certificate shall contain or refer to some other document containing the general terms and any conditions to which it is subject.

(4)The following provisions of the Act of 1971 shall cease to have effect—

(a)in section 17 (Duration of boat certificates) (which applies to the undertaking of the Board in Scotland)—

(i)the words “and a houseboat certificate” in subsection (1); and

(ii)the words “or a houseboat certificate” in subsection (2);

(b)in section 19 (Registration of transfers of pleasure boats and houseboats)—

(i)the words “or a houseboat”, “or a houseboat certificate, as the case may be” and “or houseboat certificate” in subsection (1);

(ii)the words “or houseboat certificate, as the case may be” and “or houseboat” in subsection (2); and

(iii)the words “or houseboat, as the case may be” in subsection (3).

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