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20 Construction of Part I and power of Secretary of State to prescribe modifications.E+W

(1)In this Part—

  • [F1“acceptance notice” has the meaning given by section 6(3);]

  • [F2“appropriate tribunal” means—

    (a)

    in relation to premises in England, the First-tier Tribunal or, where determined by or under Tribunal Procedure Rules, the Upper Tribunal; and

    (b)

    in relation to premises in Wales, a leasehold valuation tribunal;]

  • associated company”, in relation to a body corporate, means another body corporate which is (within the meaning of [F3section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006]) that body’s holding company, a subsidiary of that body or another subsidiary of that body’s holding company;

  • [F4“constituent flat” shall be construed in accordance with section 5(1) or 11(2), as the case may require;]

  • disposal[F5shall be construed in accordance with section 4(3) and section 4A (application of provisions to contracts)], and references to the acquisition of an estate or interest shall be construed accordingly;

  • landlord”, in relation to any premises, shall be construed in accordance with section 2;

  • F6. . .

  • [F7the nominated person” means the person or persons for the time being nominated by the requisite majority of the qualifying tenants of the constituent flats for the purposes of section 6, 12A, 12B or 12C, as the case may require;]

  • offer notice” means a notice served by a landlord under section 5;

  • the original disposal” means the relevant disposal referred to in section 11(1);

  • [F8the protected interest” means the estate, interest or other subject-matter of an offer notice;]

  • [F9“the protected period” has the meaning given by section 6(4);]

  • [F10“purchase notice” has the meaning given by section 12B(2);]

  • [F11“purchaser” has the meaning given by section 11(3);]

  • qualifying tenant”, in relation to a flat, shall be construed in accordance with section 3;

  • relevant disposal” shall be construed in accordance with section 4;

  • the requisite majority”, in relation to qualifying tenants, shall be construed in accordance with [F12section 18A];

  • transferee”, in relation to a disposal, shall be construed in accordance with section 4(3).

(2)In this Part—

(a)any reference to an offer F13. . . is a reference to an offer F13. . . made subject to contract, and

(b)any reference to the acceptance of an offer F13. . . is a reference to its acceptance subject to contract.

(3)Any reference in this Part to a tenant of a particular description shall be construed, in relation to any time when the interest under his tenancy has ceased to be vested in him, as a reference to the person who is for the time being the successor in title to that interest.

(4)The Secretary of State may by regulations make such modifications of any of the provisions of sections 5 to 18 as he considers appropriate, and any such regulations may contain such incidental, supplemental or transitional provisions as he considers appropriate in connection with the regulations.

(5)In subsection (4) “modifications” includes additions, omissions and alterations.

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F1Definition of “acceptance notice” in s. 20(1) substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(2); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F4Definition of “constituent flat” in s. 20(1) substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(3); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F5Words in definition of “disposal” in s. 20(1) substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 89(3); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F6Definition of “the new landlord” in s. 20(1) repealed (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, ss. 92(1), 227, Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(4), Sch. 19 Pt. III; S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F7Definition of “the nominated person” in s. 20(1) inserted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(5); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F8Definition of “the protected interest” substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(6); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F9Definition of “the protected period” in s. 20(1) inserted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(7); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F10Definition of “purchase notice” in s. 20(1) substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(8); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F11Definition of “purchaser” in s. 20(1) inserted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(9); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F12Words in definition of “the requisite majority” in s. 20(1) substituted (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, s. 92(1), Sch. 6 Pt. IV para. 3(10); S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

F13Words in s. 20(2) repealed (1.10.1996) by 1996 c. 52, ss. 92(1), 227, Sch. 6 para. 4, Sch. 19 Pt. III; S.I. 1996/2212, art. 2(2) (with Sch.)

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