housing act law pt 4
(4)The Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe the manner in which the floor area of a room is to be ascertained for the purposes of this section; and the regulations may provide for the exclusion from computation, or the bringing into computation at a reduced figure, of floor space in a part of the room which is of less than a specified height not exceeding eight feet.
(5)Regulations under subsection (4) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(6)A certificate of the local housing authority stating the number and floor areas of the rooms in a dwelling, and that the floor areas have been ascertained in the prescribed manner, is prima facie evidence for the purposes of legal proceedings of the facts stated in it.
Definition from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
Latin for "at first look" or "on its face." A prima facie case is one
that at first glance presents sufficient evidence for the plaintiff to
win. The defendant must refute the case in some way to have a chance of
prevailing at trial. For example, if you can show that someone
intentionally touched you in a harmful or offensive way and caused some by CouponDropDown">injury (http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/prima_facie#)
to you, you have established a prima facie case of battery. However,
this does not mean that you automatically win your case. The defendant
would win if he could show that you consented to the harmful or
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