New Clause 24 — Interpretation: other expressions

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 31st March 2008.

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'(1) The definitions in this section apply to sections [right to acquire] to [interpretation: "remained in the social rented sector"].

(2) The HCA gives "assistance" to a person if it—

(a) transfers housing or other land to the person,

(b) provides infrastructure to the person, or

(c) gives financial assistance to the person.

(3) References to a "registered social landlord" are to a body which, at the time to which the reference relates, was a registered social landlord within the meaning of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) as it then had effect.

(4) "Leaseholder" does not include a mortgagee.

(5) "Long tenancy" has the same meaning as in Part V of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68).

(6) A person provides a dwelling if the person—

(a) acquires, constructs, converts, improves or repairs housing or other land for use as a dwelling, or

(b) ensures such acquisition, construction, conversion, improvement or repair by another.

(7) "Public sector landlord" means anyone falling within section 80(1) of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68).'.

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