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Housing Act 1964

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96Local authorities' power to assist in provision of separate service pipes for houses

(1)A local authority may if they think fit give assistance in respect of the provision of a separate service pipe for a house which has a piped supply of water from a water main, but no separate service pipe.

(2)Subject to this section, the assistance shall be by way of making a grant in respect of all or any part of the expenses incurred in the provision of the separate service pipe.

(3)If the local authority are themselves the statutory water undertakers by whom water will be supplied by means of the separate service pipe, and themselves provide or assist in providing the separate service pipe, they may, instead of, or in addition to, making a grant under the last foregoing subsection, remit all or any part of the expenses incurred by them in providing the separate service pipe, being expenses which would otherwise be recoverable from a person having an interest in the house.

(4)The reference to expenses in subsection (2) of this section includes, in a case where all or any part of the works required for the provision of the separate service pipe are carried out by statutory water undertakers (whether in exercise of default powers or in any other case), a reference to sums payable by the owner of the house, or any other person, to the statutory water undertakers for carrying out the works.

(5)In this section " local authority " means the council of a county borough, London borough or county district or the Common Council of the City of London; and, in relation to any house, references to the local authority are references to the local authority in whose district the house is situated.

(6)In the application of this section to Scotland—

(a)for the references to the statutory water undertakers there shall be substituted references to the local water authority as defined in section 5(4) of the Water (Scotland) Act 1946;

(b)" local authority" means a local authority for the purposes of the Act of 1950.

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