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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 420

HOUSING

The Housing Grants (Application Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Made

7th September2003

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

10th September2003

Coming into force

1st October 2003

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 237 and 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, interpretation and revocation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Grants (Application Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st October 2003.

(2) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987; and

“specifications” includes plans.

(3) Forms 2 and 3 as set out in the list of forms in the Schedule to the Housing (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1980(2) are revoked.

Application Forms

2.  The form of the application set out in Schedule 1 is prescribed as the form of the application for improvement grant to be used for the purpose of section 237 of the Act which is not an application in relation to the works described in section 236(2)(a)(ii) of the Act.

3.  The form of the application set out in Schedule 2 is prescribed as the form of the application for improvement grant to be used for the purpose of section 237 of the Act which is an application in relation to the works described in section 236(2)(a)(ii) of the Act.

4.  The form of the application set out in Schedule 3 is prescribed as the form of the application for repairs grant to be used for the purpose of section 248 of the Act(3).

5.  The form of the application set out in Schedule 4 is prescribed as the form of the application for grant for a means of escape from fire in a house in multiple occupation to be used for the purposes of section 249 of the Act(4).

MARGARET CURRAN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

9th September 2003

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 1APPLICATION FOR IMPROVEMENT GRANT not relating to works for a disabled occupant.

Regulation 3

Schedule 2APPLICATION FOR IMPROVEMENT GRANT RELATING TO WORKS FOR A DISABLED OCCUPANT

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 3APPLICATION FOR REPAIRS GRANT

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 4APPLICATION FOR GRANT FOR A MEANS OF ESCAPE FROM FIRE IN A HOUSE IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the application forms for improvement grant, improvement grant for works for disabled occupants, repairs grant and grant for a means of escape from fire for a house in multiple occupation.

The Schedules to the Regulations set out the form of the applications.

The Regulations revoke the existing application forms for improvement grant and repairs grant set out as Forms 2 and 3 in the list of forms in the Schedule to the Housing (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1980.

(1)

1987 c. 26. Section 237 was amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10), section 97. See section 338 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 26) for the definition of “prescribed”. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1980/1647, amended by S.I. 1996/632.

(3)

Section 248 was relevantly amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43), Schedule 7, paragraph 14, and Schedule 8, paragraph 6, and by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10), section 103.

(4)

Section 249 was relevantly amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43), Schedule 7, paragraph 15, and Schedule 8, paragraph 7, and by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10), section 104.

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