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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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PART IN.I.PAYMENT OF GRANT

AmountN.I.

1.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, the amount of reinstatement grant payable is the appropriate percentage of—N.I.

(a)the amount stated in a notice under Article 7(2) or under paragraph 3 to be the amount of expenditure which, in the opinion of the Executive, may properly be incurred in executing the qualifying work and entering into any associated arrangement,

(b)the expenditure incurred in executing the qualifying work and entering into any associated arrangement, or

(c)the expenditure which is the maximum amount permitted to be taken into account for the purposes of this paragraph,

whichever is the least.

(2) In this Schedule “appropriate percentage” means 90 per cent. or, in any case where the Executive is satisfied that the person entitled to assistance would suffer financial hardship unless a higher percentage of the expenditure referred to in sub-paragraph (1) were paid to him, 100 per cent.

(3) The Department may by order vary either or both of the percentages mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).

Expenditure limitN.I.

2.  The maximum amount permitted to be taken into account for the purposes of paragraph 1 shall be the amount specified as the expenditure limit by order made by the Department, except in a case or description of case in which the Department, on the application of the Executive, approves a higher amount.N.I.

Changes in work or expenditureN.I.

3.  Where the Executive is satisfied that—N.I.

(a)the work required to reinstate the defective dwelling is more extensive than that stated in the notice under Article 7(2) or a previous notice under this paragraph,

(b)the amount of expenditure which may properly be incurred in executing that work is greater than that so stated,

(c)there is an amount of expenditure which may properly be incurred in entering into an associated arrangement but no such amount is stated in a notice under Article 7(2) or a previous notice under this paragraph, or

(d)where such an amount is so stated, the amount of expenditure which may be properly so incurred is greater than that amount,

it shall by notice in writing served on the person entitled to assistance state its opinion as to that amount or, as the case may be, that work and that amount, and the amount of reinstatement grant payable shall be adjusted accordingly.

PaymentN.I.

4.—(1) The Executive may pay reinstatement grant in a single sum on completion of the qualifying work or by instalments.N.I.

(2) No instalment of reinstatement grant is to be paid at any time to the person entitled to assistance if that instalment (together with any amount previously paid) would exceed the appropriate percentage of the cost of so much of the qualifying work as has been executed at that time.

(3) The Executive shall pay reinstatement grant in respect of any associated arrangement when payment in respect of the expenditure incurred in entering into the arrangement concerned falls to be made.

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