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The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Assistance to Registered Social Landlords and Other Persons) (Grants) Regulations 2004

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1.  In this Schedule–

“adaptations” means the works required to adapt an existing unit to suit the needs of a tenant or occupant of that unit who is an individual with particular needs, such works being independent from any other works;

“acquisition stage” means the stage in a project at which a grant applicant seeks to acquire the subjects;

“cost plan stage” means the stage in a project at which a grant recipient has a detailed design proposal for a project including a full breakdown of estimated costs for the project;

“decant accommodation” means accommodation that is provided by a grant recipient to temporarily re-locate persons who have had to leave their property to enable a project to be undertaken;

“decant costs” means costs incurred to temporarily re-locate persons who have had to leave their property to enable a project to be undertaken;

“funding route 1” means a method of funding to provide grant for a programme;

“funding route 2” means a method of funding to provide grant for a project;

“funding route 3” means a method of funding to provide grant for a project which requires at least one detailed funding application from the grant recipient at either cost plan or tender stage of that project;

“funding route 4” means a method of funding to provide grant for a project which requires detailed funding applications from the grant recipient at each of the acquisition, cost plan and tender stages of that project;

“furniture costs” means the cost of providing furniture for accommodation provided by a grant recipient to individuals who require temporary accommodation or assistance in securing permanent accommodation;

“HAG” means a grant paid by a local authority to a grant recipient in respect of a project;

“HAG subsidy target” means a monetary target which is agreed by a local authority and a grant recipient based on an estimate of how much HAG subsidy a programme or project requires;

“lead tenancies” means a project that makes available empty properties for rent by RSLs where the RSLs in turn rent such properties from another person;

“repairs” mean repairs to units provided for rent where those units were provided under a previous project in respect of which HAG was paid where–

(a)

an offer of grant was issued at the tender stage of that previous project prior to 30th September 1989; and

(b)

the rent for the units shall not increase as a result of the repairs;

“performance grading” means the overall grading awarded to an RSL by Scottish Ministers;

“programme” means all of a grant recipient’s projects for a period of up to three years from the date of the programme agreement, the programme agreement being in terms of paragraph 6(2);

“project” means works undertaken by a grant recipient to provide housing by providing, improving, adapting and repairing subjects or related matters;

“target outputs” means the approximate number of units to be provided by a grant recipient for specific client groups as housing for rent, shared ownership and owner occupation; and

“tender stage” means the stage in a project when a grant recipient has a fully costed proposal in respect of a project; and

“term of HAG” means the period of time specified in the offer of HAG for which the terms and conditions of the grant are to apply.

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