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Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

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105Improvement of energy efficiency and safety

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After section 250 of the 1987 Act insert—

Improvement of energy efficiency and safety
250AEncouragement of works to improve energy efficiency and safety

(1)This section applies where, in relation to a house—

(a)an application for an improvement grant or a repairs grant has been made,

(b)on completion of the work to which the application relates, the house will—

(i)meet the tolerable standard, and

(ii)be in a good state of repair (disregarding the state of internal decorative repair) having regard to the age, character and locality of the house, and

(c)the works specified in subsection (2), or any of them, are required for the improvement of the house.

(2)Those works are—

(a)in any case—

(i)replacement of unsafe electrical wiring,

(ii)installation of mains-powered smoke detectors,

(iii)provision of adequate thermal insulation,

(b)in the case of a building in common ownership, installation of—

(i)a fire-retardant door at the entry to each house,

(ii)a main door entry-phone system.

(3)Where this section applies, the local authority may invite the applicant to make an improvement grant application (or, as the case may be, a further application) in respect of the works specified in subsection (2).

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