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The Repairs Grants (Eligible Expense) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Repairs Grants (Eligible Expense) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st May 1996.

(2) In this Order—

the Order” means the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992; and

“owner” has the meaning assigned to it by Section 2 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878(1).


2.  This Order applies to a repairs grant payable by the Executive(2) towards the cost of works specified in a notice served in respect of a dwelling house under the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878 where:—

(a)the owner thereof (who also occupies it) makes an application for that grant in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Order; and

(b)that notice is served;

on or after the coming into operation of this Order.

Specification of eligible expense

3.  Except where the Department approves a higher eligible expense, the eligible expense for the purpose of a repairs grant shall be so much of the sum determined under paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 3 to the Order as does not exceed £500.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on .


C. D. Doake

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1996

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