(1) In this Chapter—
“the appropriate national authority” means—
(a) in relation to England, the Secretary of State, and
(b) in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;
“assured tenancy” means a tenancy which is an assured tenancy for the purposes of the Housing Act 1988 except where—
(a) the landlord is—
(i) a private registered provider of social housing,
(ii) a registered social landlord, or
(iii) a fully mutual housing association, or
(b) the tenancy is a long lease;
“dwelling-house” may be a house or part of a house;
“fully mutual housing association” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (see section 1(1) and (2) of that Act);
“landlord” includes a person who propose
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