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Explanatory Memorandum to Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

Part III: Grants &c. for renewal of private sector housing

This Part sets out provisions relating to grants that the Executive can pay towards the costs of private sector renewal.

Chapters II to IV: detail the main grants  and the conditions to be satisfied, empowers the Executive to prepare a group repair scheme and to provide home repair assistance.

Chapter V: Deferred action notices

This Chapter allows the Executive to serve deferred action notices; sets out procedures for appeals against, and review of, such notices and empowers the Executive to charge for any enforcement action it takes in relation to unfit properties.

Chapter VI: Supplementary provisions

This Chapter amends the grants provisions in their application to religious denominations and charities. It also provides for transitional provisions and savings in relation to grants that are made under the current legislation but have not been approved or refused by the time the new provisions set out in Part III come into operation.

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