Definition or reference in primary legislation
Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
19 Disabled facilities grants: owner's and tenant's applications.
(1)A local housing authority shall not entertain an application for a grant unless they are satisfied--
(b)that the applicant is a tenant (alone or jointly with others)--
(i)in the case of an application in respect of works to a dwelling, of the dwelling, or
(ii)in the case of a common parts application, of a flat in the building,and, in either case, does not have or propose to acquire such an owner's interest as is mentioned in paragraph (a)
(4)In this Chapter, in relation to an application for a grant--
'qualifying tenant' means a tenant who meets the conditions in subsection (1)(b).
(5)In this Chapter 'tenant', in relation to a grant, includes--
(a)a secure tenant, introductory tenant or statutory tenant,
(aa)a tenant or licensee under a secure contract within the meaning of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (see section 8 of that Act),
(ab)a tenant or licensee under an introductory standard contract within the meaning of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (see section 16 of that Act),
(b)a protected occupier under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 or a person in occupation under an assured agricultural occupancy within the meaning of Part I of the Housing Act 1988,
(c)an employee (whether full-time or part-time) who occupies the dwelling or flat concerned for the better performance of his duties, and
(d)a person having a licence to occupy the dwelling or flat concerned which satisfies such conditions as may be specified by order of the Secretary of State;
and other expressions relating to tenancies, in the context of an application for grant, shall be construed accordingly.
Definition or reference in Statutory Guidance
Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) delivery: Guidance for local authorities in England
B24. The term 'tenant' includes:
- a secure tenant, introductory tenant or statutory tenant;
- a protected occupier under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 or a person in occupation under an assured agricultural occupancy within the meaning of Part I of the Housing Act 1988; or
- an employee who occupies the dwelling as part of their job