Housing Act 1966

Definitions for purposes of Part V and Third Schedule.


75.In this Part and the Third Schedule to this Act—

(a) references to the Lands Clauses Acts shall be construed as references to those Acts (other than the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919) as amended by the Second Schedule to the Act of 1890 and this Act;

(b) the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919”, means the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, as amended by the Acquisition of Land (Reference Committee) Act, 1925, the Property Values (Arbitrations and Appeals) Act, 1960, and the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963;

(c) the Act of 1890” means the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890;

(d) house” means a building which is—

(i) wholly or principally used on the relevant date for human habitation, or

(ii) neither wholly nor principally used for human habitation on the relevant date but which, when last wholly or principally used, was so used for human habitation,

and includes any yard, outoffices or appurtenances, garden or other land belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith;

(e) owner” means in relation to land a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who is for the time being entitled to dispose of the fee simple of the land, whether in possession or reversion and includes also a person holding or entitled to the rents and profits of the land under a lease or agreement the unexpired term whereof exceeds three years;

(f) relevant date” means in relation to a house the date on which the notice as respects the making of the compulsory purchase order relating to the house is published in accordance with article 4 of the said Third Schedule.