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The Rate Relief Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Claimant housed in two dwellings by a provider of social housing

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30.—(1) In paragraph (2), “relevant claimant” means a claimant who meets all of the following conditions—

(a)the first condition is that the claimant has been housed in two dwellings (“hereditament A” and “hereditament B”) by a provider of social housing on account of the number of children and qualifying young persons living with the claimant;

(b)the second condition is that the claimant normally occupies both hereditament A and hereditament B with children or qualifying young persons for whom the claimant is responsible;

(c)the third condition is that the claimant is liable for rates in respect of both hereditament A and hereditament B (and for these purposes it is irrelevant whether the claimant’s liability is to the same or a different person).

(2) In the case of a relevant claimant, both hereditament A and hereditament B are to be treated as the single hereditament which the relevant claimant normally occupies as his home.

(3) Any determination in respect of the claimant’s award of universal credit made (whether on the initial decision or as subsequently revised or superseded or further revised or superseded) in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Universal Credit Regulations shall be followed for the purposes of this regulation.

(4) In paragraph (1)—

“social housing” means housing provided by—

(a)

the Housing Executive; or

(b)

a registered housing association

“registered housing association” means a housing association which is registered in a register maintained under Article 14 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992;

“qualifying young person” means a qualifying young person for the purposes of the Universal Credit Regulations.

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