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Housing Act 1964

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73Making of control order

(1)A local authority may make an order under this : section (in this Part of this Act referred to as a " contro1 order ") as respects a house in their district which, or a part of ' which, is let in lodgings, or which is occupied by members of more than one family—

(a)if an order under section 12 of the Act of 1961 is in force as respects the house, or a notice has been served or direction given as respects the house under section 14, section 15 or section 19 of that Act, or

(b)if it appears to the local authority that the state or condition of the house is such as to call for the taking of any such action as may be taken under any of those sections,

and if it appears to the local authority that the living conditions in the house are such that it is necessary to make the control order in order to protect the safety, welfare or health of persons living in the house.

(2)A control order shall come into force when it is made, and as soon as practicable after making a control order the local authority shall, in exercise of the powers conferred in this Part of this Act, and having regard to the duties imposed on them by this Part of this Act, enter on the premises and take all such immediate steps as appear to them to be required to protect the safety, welfare or health of persons living in the house.

(3)As soon as practicable after making a control order the local authority shall—

(a)post a copy of the order, together with a notice as described in subsection (4) of this section, in some position in the house where it is accessible to those living in the house, and

(b)serve a copy of the order, together with such a notice, on every person who, to the knowledge of the local authority.—

(i)was, immediately before the coming into force of the control order, a person managing, or having control of, the house within the meaning of this Part of this Act, or

(ii)is an owner or lessee or mortgagee of the house.

(4)The notice mentioned above shall set out the effect of the order in general terms, referring to the rights of appeal against control orders conferred by this Part of this Act and stating the principal grounds on which the local authority consider it necessary to make a control order.

(5)As soon as practicable after the making of a control order, the control order shall be registered in the register of local land charges by the proper officer of the local authority in the prescribed manner. The power conferred by section 15(6) of the Land Charges Act 1925 to make rules giving effect to the provisions of that section shall be exercisable for giving effect to the provisions of this subsection; and in this subsection " prescribed " means prescribed by rules made in the exercise of that power.

(6)In the application of this section to Scotland, subsection (5) shall not apply, but as soon as practicable after the making of a control order the local authority shall cause the order to be recorded in the General Register of Sasines.

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