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Housing Act 1974

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65Intermediate grants

(1)A local authority shall pay an intermediate grant if—

(a)an application for such a grant, made in accordance with this Part of this Act, is approved by them; and

(b)the conditions for the payment of the grant are fulfilled.

(2)An application for an intermediate grant shall—

(a)specify the standard amenity or amenities which it is intended to provide by the relevant works ; and

(b)if some only of the standard amenities are specified as mentioned in paragraph (a) above, state whether the dwelling is already provided with the remainder; and

(c)contain a statement, with respect to each of the standard amenities specified as mentioned in paragraph (a) above, whether, to the best of the knowledge and belief of the applicant, the dwelling has been without that amenity for a period of not less than 12 months ending with the date on which the application is made.

(3)A local authority shall not approve an application for an intermediate grant unless they are satisfied, with respect to each of the standard amenities specified as mentioned in subsection (2)(a) above, either—

(a)that the dwelling concerned, except in the case of a registered disabled person when this subsection shall not apply, has been without the amenity in question for a period of not less than 12 months ending with the date on which the application is made; or

(b)that the dwelling is provided with the amenity in question on the date of the application but the relevant works, exclusive of those for the provision of that amenity, involve interference with or replacement of that amenity and it would not be reasonably practicable to avoid the interference or replacement.

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