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Housing Act 1974

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90Improvement notices: content and registration

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, a notice under this section (in this Part of this Act referred to as an " improvement notice ") shall—

(a)specify the works which in the opinion of the local authority are required to improve the dwelling to the full standard or, as the case may be, to the reduced standard;

(b)state the authority's estimate of the cost of carrying out those works; and

(c)require the person having control of the dwelling to carry out to the authority's satisfaction the works specified in the notice within the period of 12 months beginning with the date when the improvement notice becomes operative or such longer period as the authority may by permission in writing from time to time allow.

(2)The works specified in an improvement notice may be different from the works specified in the provisional notice but shall not require the improvement of a dwelling to the full standard if the provisional notice specified works for improving the dwelling only to the reduced standard.

(3)In an improvement notice which requires the improvement of a dwelling only to the reduced standard the local authority may, if they think fit, substitute for the period of 12 months specified in paragraph (c) of subsection (1) above such shorter period as appears to them to be appropriate.

(4)As soon as may be after an improvement notice has been served it shall be registered in the register of local land charges—

(a)by the proper officer, for the purposes of section 15 of the Land Charges Act 1925, of the council in whose area the dwelling concerned is situated, and

(b)in such manner as may be prescribed by rules under section 19 of that Act,

and in this subsection "council" means a district council, a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London.

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