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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

  3. PART II HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    1. 3.Part II: Interpretation

  4. CHAPTER I FUNCTIONS OF HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    1. 4.Functions of the Department

    2. 5.Power of housing trusts to hold land

    3. 6.Borrowing by housing associations

    4. 6A.Realisation of value of Department's loans portfolio

    5. 7.Recovery of possession of premises let by a housing association

    6. 8.Rents

    7. 9.Tenancy agreements, etc.

    8. 10.Persons eligible for housing accommodation

    9. 11.Guidance as to management of accommodation by registered housing associations

    10. 12.Acquisition of land

    11. 13.Disposal of land, etc.

  5. CHAPTER II REGISTRATION OF HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    1. 14.The register of housing associations

    2. 15.Eligibility for registration

    3. 16.Registration

    4. 17.Removal of societies from the register

    5. 18.Notifications to and by the registrar

    6. 19.Accounts and audit

    7. 20.Enforcement of Article 19

    8. 21.Power of Department to monitor housing associations

    9. 22.Tax relief grants

    10. 23.Inquiries into affairs of registered housing associations

    11. 24.Extraordinary audit for purposes of inquiry

    12. 25.Department's power to act for protection of registered housing associations

    13. 26.Transfer of land of registered housing associations

    14. 27.Winding up of registered housing associations

    15. 28.Transfer of net assets on dissolution of registered housing associations

    16. 29.Restrictions on exercise of certain powers of registered housing associations

    17. 30.Payments by registered housing associations to members, etc.

    18. 31.Payments and grant of benefits by registered housing associations

    19. 32.Great Britain societies

  6. CHAPTER III FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

    1. 33.Payment of housing association grants by the Executive

    2. 33A.Payment of grants to designated associations

    3. 34.Revenue deficit grants

    4. 35.Recovery, etc. of grants

    5. 36.Determinations under this Part

    6. 37.Surplus rental income

  7. PART III GRANTS

    1. Pt.III Ch. 1 (Arts. 38‐72) rep. by 2003 NI 2...

  8. CHAPTER II OTHER GRANTS TOWARDS THE REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF DWELLINGS

    1. 73.Replacement grants

    2. 74.Repairs grants towards costs of meeting certain statutory repairing obligations in respect of dwelling-houses

  9. PART IV HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION

    1. 75.Meaning of “multiple occupation”

    2. 75A.Interpretation of other expressions used in this Part

    3. 75B.Registration scheme for houses in multiple occupation

    4. 75C.Contents of registration scheme

    5. 75D.Control provisions

    6. 75E.Control provisions: decisions on applications and appeals

    7. 75F.Control provisions: other decisions and appeals

    8. 75G.Special control provisions

    9. 75H.Special control provisions: general provisions as to decisions and appeals

    10. 75I.Special control provisions: occupancy directions

    11. 75J.Special control provisions: decisions and appeals relating to occupancy directions

    12. 75K.Special control provisions: “relevant management failure”

    13. 75L.Offences in connection with registration schemes

    14. 75M.Steps required to inform public about registration scheme

    15. 75N.Power to require information for purposes of scheme

    16. 76.Overcrowding in houses in multiple occupation

    17. 77.Date of operation of notices

    18. 78.Regulations prescribing management code

    19. 79.Power to require work to make good neglect of proper standards of management

    20. 80.Power to require execution of works to render premises fit for number of occupants

    21. 81.Further provisions relating to overcrowded houses

    22. 82.Means of escape from fire

    23. 83.Right of appeal against notice requiring execution of works

    24. 84.Carrying out of works by the Executive

    25. 85.Directions to prevent or reduce overcrowding in houses in multiple occupation

    26. 86.Supplemental provisions

    27. 87.Penalty for failure to execute works

  10. PART V AMENDMENTS OF THE ORDERS OF 1981, 1983 AND 1986

    1. CHAPTER I AMENDMENTS OF THE ORDER OF 1981

      1. 88.Power of Executive to make housing management scheme

      2. 89.Resettlement of undertakings

      3. Article 90—Amendment

      4. 91.Continuance of certain powers to deal with unoccupied premises

      5. 92.Further powers of the Executive in connection with acquisition and disposal of land

      6. 93.Compensation in respect of vesting orders, clearance orders, demolition orders and closing orders

      7. 94.Winding up of home purchase assistance scheme

      8. Article 95—Amendments

  11. CHAPTER II AMENDMENTS OF THE ORDER OF 1983

    1. 96.House sales scheme

  12. CHAPTER III AMENDMENTS OF THE ORDER OF 1986

    1. 97.Amendments relating to defective housing

  13. PART VI PRIVATE SECTOR TENANTS

    1. 98.Regulated tenancy standards

    2. 99.Department's power to remove tenancies from register of rents

    3. 100.Reduction of rent on failure to comply with certificate of disrepair

    4. 101.Service of documents under Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

    5. 102.Other amendments of Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

  14. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 103.Powers of Executive and Department as respects provision of services and assistance for owners and occupiers of houses

      2. 104.Service of certain documents

      3. 105.Repeal of Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts

    2. Supplementary

      1. 106.Orders and regulations

      2. 107.Minor and consequential amendments

      3. 108.Repeals, transitional provisions and savings

  15. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MODIFICATIONS OF SCHEDULE 6 TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1972 FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 12(3)

      1. 1.References to the Department or to the council shall be...

      2. 2.References to Schedule 6 to the Local Government Act (Northern...

      3. 3.Omit paragraph 1 of that Schedule.

      4. 4.In paragraph 2 of that Schedule— (a) for the words...

      5. 5.In paragraph 3(1)(b) for the words in brackets substitute “if...

      6. 6.In paragraph 4 omit the words from “and may provide”...

      7. 7.In paragraph 5— (a) in sub-paragraph (1)(a) omit the words...

      8. 8.In paragraph 6(2) for the words “fund out of which...

      9. 9.In paragraph 11(3) omit the words “in the prescribed form”....

      10. 10.In paragraph 12— (a) in sub-paragraph (1) omit the words...

      11. 11.In paragraph 14(1) omit the words “in the prescribed form”....

      12. 12.In paragraph 15(1) for the words “in the prescribed form”...

      13. 13.Omit paragraph 19.

      14. 14.Omit paragraph 20(2).

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      GRANT-AIDED LAND

      1. 1.For the purposes of Article 13 “grant-aided land” means land—...

      2. 2.The payments referred to in paragraph 1(a) are contributions which...

      3. 3.The loans referred to in paragraph 1(b) are—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO REPAIRS GRANTS UNDER ARTICLE 74

      1. 1.(1) No repairs grant shall be paid by the Executive...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), the Executive shall...

      3. 3.(1) Where the Executive approves an application for a repairs...

      4. 4.(1) In this Schedule “the appropriate percentage” (which is relevant...

      5. 5.If the Executive— (a) does not approve an application for...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION: MEANS OF ESCAPE FROM FIRE

      1. Exercise of powers of Executive

        1. 1.Subject to Article 80, if it appears to the Executive...

      2. Powers available to Executive

        1. 2.(1) The Executive may serve a notice on any person...

        2. 3.If it appears to the Executive that the means of...

        3. 4.The Executive may secure that part of the house is...

        4. 5.For the purpose of securing that a part of the...

        5. 6.If the Executive does not accept an undertaking under paragraph...

      3. Enforcement

        1. 7.Any person who, knowing that an undertaking has been accepted...

      4. Consultation with Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

        1. 8.The Executive shall, before serving a notice, accepting an undertaking...

      5. Exclusion of protection under Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

        1. 9.Nothing in the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 shall prevent...

      6. Application of Chapter II of Part III of the Order of 1981

        1. 10.Chapter II of Part III of the Order of 1981...

      7. Matters requiring to be registered in the Statutory Charges Register

        1. 11.There shall be included in the matters which are required...

      1. Schedule 5—Amendments

      1. Schedule 6-8—Amendments

      1. Schedule 9—Repeals

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