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A property is subject to a restriction that it is not to be used other than as a private dwellinghouse by a single family (subject to the number of persons occupying the property not exceeding the number of persons as specified in Schedule 6 to the Housing Act 1957). The Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) consolidated previous Housing Acts. Would this mean that when calculating the number of persons now, the restriction should be interpreted by reference to HA 1985, s 326?

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  • A property is subject to a restriction that it is not to be used other than as a private dwellinghouse by a single family (subject to the number of persons occupying the property not exceeding the number of persons as specified in Schedule 6 to the Housing Act 1957). The Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) consolidated previous Housing Acts. Would this mean that when calculating the number of persons now, the restriction should be interpreted by reference to HA 1985, s 326?

With respect to Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985), the following notes derive from those printed in Halsbury's Statutes Vol 21 (2018 reissue), title Land, Tenancies and Housing:

‘Consolidation of the Housing Acts

This Act, together with the Housing Associations Act 1985 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, consolidates several enactments relating to housing, and a few relating to the law of landlord and tenant, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commissions made in their report on this consolidation (Law Com No 144) (Cmn

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