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

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 147

HOUSING

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

Made

2nd April 1996

Coming into operation

1st May 1996

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 74(3) of, and paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 3 to, the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

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(2).

Application

2.  This Order applies to a repairs grant payable by the Executive(3) 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 .

L.S.

C. D. Doake

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order).

Except where the Department approves a higher eligible expense, this Order specifies the maximum amount of eligible expense for the purposes of a repairs grant as £500 (formerly £5,500) in the case of grant applications made by owner-occupiers on or after 1st May 1996.

(1)

S.I. 1992/1725 (N.I. 15); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “the Department”

(3)

See Article 2 of the Order and S.I. 1981/156 (N.I. 3) Article 2(2) for the definition of the Executive

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