Vacancy in UK Law
Arbuckle Smith & Company Ltd v Greenock Corporation
Yet activity carried on in relation to premises, the sole object of which is to make the premises fit for the only use which is contemplated, does not amount to the kind of actual user as is essential to rateable occupation. So long as the activities were confined to making the premises fit for a contemplated purpose, the premises were not serving the Appellants' purposes as warehousemen.
It is evident, therefore, that there will not be occupation in the context of rating unless some use is made of the hereditament in the course of the relevant year. "Use" is not a word of precise meaning, but in general it conveys the idea of enjoyment derived by the user from the corpus of the object enjoyed.
Now, the Appellants never used the warehouse in question here as a warehouse during 1957-58. This is not a case of a warehouse being kept empty in one year by its owner after it had been used as such by him in the previous year: nor is it one of those cases of "stand-by" premises such as were the subject of decision in Borwick v. Southwark Corporation  1 K.B. 78 and Associated Cinema Properties, Limited v. Hampstead Borough Council  1 K.B. 412.
Since language is not a precise instrument, it is possible to say that there was use of the premises in the circumstance that they were entered and subjected to the work of adaptation. I do not think, however, that it is this sort of user that is relevant when the Court is considering whether a warehouse was in rateable occupation. There was no enjoyment of the value of the building as a warehouse.
Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Newham London Borough Council
(b) that the work remaining to be done on a building within their area is such that the erection of the building can reasonably be expected to be completed within three months, and that the building is, or when completed will be, comprised in a relevant hereditament, the authority may serve on the owner of the building a notice (hereafter in this paragraph referred to as 'a complete notice') stating that the erection of the building is to be treated for the purposes of this Schedule as completed on the date of service of the notice or on such later date as may be specified by the notice."
If the building lacks features which before it can be occupied will have to be provided and when provided will form part of the occupied heredity-amount and form the basis of the valuation of that hereditament, then I would take the view, unless constrained to the contrary, that that building was not within the meaning of the relevant provision of a completed building.
Gloucester City Council v Miles
To do so it must state (a) that the authority is satisfied that applicant for accommodation becamehomeless intentionally; (b) when he or she is considered to have become homeless; (c) why he or she is said to have become homeless at that time, i.e. what is the deliberate act or omission in consequence of which it is concluded that at that time he or she ceased to occupy accommodation which was available for his or her occupation?
Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018
... ... is vacant, the bishop of the diocese may in writing appoint a fit and proper person to act as deputy chancellor of the diocese during the vacancy ... (5) A deputy chancellor has the same powers and duties as the chancellor for whom he or she is deputy ... (6) The qualifications for an ... ...
- Order in Council ASSENTING TO A RESERVED BILL ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTAIN CASUAL VACANCY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL NEED NOT BE FILLED."
- Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016
Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840
... ... Burgess Roll for that Ward shall elect an Alderman to supply the Vacancy; and in the City of Dublin ... the Burgesses of each of the Nine Southern Wards and Six Northern Wards alternately shall separately ... elect in ... ...
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... ... cannot deduct the cost if it is capital expenditure; for example, expenditure on permanent signs or other permanent equipment for displaying vacancy details ... The expenses of advertising property to buy or sell is also capital expenditure and not allowable as a deduction for IT purposes. Such ... ...
... ... An employee’s dismissal may be regarded as ‘fair’ if no suitable alternative vacancy is available and their employment ends before the QW because: ... their pregnancy makes it impossible to do the job properly, or ... it would be ... ...
... ... bank nurses would be offered work as and when a temporary vacancy occurred and could be asked to fill any vacancy for which they were qualified ... no entitlement to any pay when she did not work ... no ... ...
... ... Sarah obtains all of her work through an employment agency ... The employment agency contact Sarah to advise there is a vacancy available to work in a privately run pharmacy/shop in a small market town. It is to provide cover whilst the proprietor/pharmacist is on holiday for ... ...