Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992


1.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the Act of 1979” means the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1979 ;

“the Act of 1988” means the Housing Act, 1988 ;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“house” includes any building or part of a building used or suitable for use as a dwelling and any outoffice, yard, garden or other land appurtenant thereto or usually enjoyed therewith and “housing” shall be construed accordingly;

“housing authority” has the meaning assigned to it by section 23 ;

“the Housing Finance Agency plc” means the company formerly known as the Housing Finance Agency which was established under section 2 of the Housing Finance Agency Act, 1981 ;

“improvement works” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1) of the Act of 1979;

“local authority” has the meaning assigned to it by the Local Government Act, 1941 ;

“the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“the Principal Act” means the Housing Act, 1966 ;

“shared ownership lease” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 .

(2) In this Act, a reference to a section is to a section of this Act and a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that a reference to some other enactment or provision, as may be appropriate, is intended.

(3) A reference in this Act to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment (including this Act).