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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 336

HOUSING

The Form of Improvement Order (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Made

26th June 2003

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

27th June 2003

Coming into force

1st October 2003

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 330 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and revocation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Form of Improvement Order (Scotland) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st October 2003.

(2) Form 4 as set out in the list of forms in the Schedule to the Housing (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1980(2) is hereby revoked.

Form of Improvement Order

2.  The form of the order contained in the Schedule to these Regulations is hereby prescribed as the form of order to be used for the purposes of section 88(1) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

MARGARET CURRAN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

26th June 2003

Regulation 2

SCHEDULEORDER REQUIRING THE OWNER OF A HOUSE TO CARRY OUT IMPROVEMENT WORKUNDER SECTION 88 OF THE HOUSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1987

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the form of the improvement order that is to be used by a local authority for the purpose of section 88(1) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 when requiring works to be carried out to a house not situated within a housing action area to bring it up to the tolerable standard and to put it in a good state of repair.

The Regulations revoke the existing improvement order form which is set out as Form 4 in the list of forms in the Schedule to the Housing (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1980.

The Schedule to the Regulations sets out the form of the new order. The order specifies the works that require to be carried out and the period within which the works should be carried out.

(1)

1987 c. 26. See section 338 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 for the definition of “prescribed”. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1980/1647, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.