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Housing Act 1964

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49Amendment of list of standard amenities

(1)For section 4(1)(c) of the Act of 1959 (which, as amended by section 30(2) of the Act of 1961, includes in the standard amenities a hot water supply at a bath or shower, a wash-hand basin and a sink) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

(c)a hot and cold water supply at a fixed bath or shower which, if reasonably practicable, is to be in a bathroom ;

(cc)a hot and cold water supply at a wash-hand basin ;

(ccc)a hot and cold water supply at a sink

This subsection shall have effect as respects applications made under the said section 4 after the commencement of this Act..

(2)Subject to this section, the fixed bath or shower mentioned in section 4(1)(a) of the Act of 1959 may, if it is not reasonably practicable for it to be provided in a bathroom, but it is reasonably practicable for it to be provided with a hot and cold water supply, be in a part of the dwelling which is not a bathroom or bedroom.

(3)This section shall not have effect so as to require a local authority to accept an application under the said section 4 as respects works which include the provision of a fixed bath or shower in a part of a dwelling which is- not a bathroom unless the works are to be carried out in compliance with an improvement notice served, or an undertaking accepted, under Part II of this Act.

(4)An order under the said section 4 may amend or repeal any of the provisions of this section.

(5)In the application of this section to Scotland, for the references to section 4, section 4(1)(a) and section 4(1)(c) of the Act of 1959 there shall be substituted respectively references to section 19, section 19(1)(a) and section 19(1)(c) of that Act, and for the reference to section 30(2) of the Act of 1961 there shall be substituted a reference to section 17(1) of the Act of 1962.

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