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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Grants for improvements and repairs

39.—(1) In accordance with this Chapter, grants are payable by the Executive towards the cost of works required—

(a)for the improvement or repair of dwellings, houses in multiple occupation or the common parts of buildings containing one or more flats; and

(b)for the provision of dwellings or houses in multiple occupation by the conversion of a house or other building; and

(c)for the provision of facilities for disabled persons in dwellings and in the common parts of buildings containing one or more flats.

(2) In this Chapter—

(a)a grant relating to the improvement or repair of a dwelling or to the provision of dwellings by the conversion of a house or other building is referred to as a “renovation grant”; and

(b)a grant relating to the improvement or repair of the common parts of a building is referred to as a “common parts grant”; and

(c)a grant for the provision of facilities for a disabled person in a dwelling or in the common parts of a building containing one or more flats is referred to as a “disabled facilities grant”; and

(d)a grant for the improvement or repair of a house in multiple occupation or for the provision of a house in multiple occupation by the conversion of a house or other building is referred to as an “HMO grant”;

and in the following provisions of this Chapter the expression “grant”, without more, means any of these types of grant.

(3) This Chapter shall have effect in place of Part III of the Order of 1983 (grants towards works of improvement, repair and conversion); but that Part shall continue to apply to any application for a grant—

(a)made under Article 50 of that Order, and

(b)received by the Executive before the day appointed under Article 1(3) for the coming into operation of this Part.

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