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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

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(1)An HRA action plan is a strategy for securing an improvement in the condition and quality of housing in the HRA.

(2)Such a plan must—

(a)identify each house in the HRA which the local authority considers to be sub-standard and, in relation to each, specify whether the local authority considers that the house—

(i)ought to be closed or demolished under Part 6 (houses which fail tolerable standard or constitute obstructive buildings) of the 1987 Act,

(ii)requires to be demolished under section 29 (dangerous buildings) of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 8),

(iii)is in a state of serious disrepair and ought to be demolished, or

(iv)ought to have work carried out in or in relation to it for the purposes of bringing it into, and keeping it in, a reasonable state of repair,

(b)identify any house in the HRA which ought to have work carried out in or in relation to it for the purposes of enhancing the amenity of the HRA,

(c)specify—

(i)any standard to which any demolition required by the plan is to be carried out (including any standard to which the site of the demolished house must be cleared),

(ii)the work which the plan requires to be carried out,

(iii)any standard which must be met on completion of that work, and

(iv)any step which the local authority requires to be taken in carrying out that work,

(d)describe the general effect of Part 15 (compensation payments) of the 1987 Act and Part 2 (scheme of assistance) of this Act in so far as they apply in relation to houses identified in the plan, and

(e)specify the period within which the local authority intends to secure the implementation of the plan.

(3)The work specified in an HRA action plan may include work which is intended to—

(a)improve the safety or security of any houses or persons,

(b)reduce the long-term costs of maintaining any houses, or

(c)enhance the amenity of any houses.

(4)An HRA action plan may also specify work which ought to be carried out in or in relation to any house in the HRA which is adjacent to, or otherwise associated with, any house identified in it.

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