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Housing Rents and Subsidies (Scotland) Act 1975

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1New system of rents for public sector housing

(1)Sections 27 to 31 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972 (determination of rents, etc. for public sector housing) shall cease to have effect.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this section, a local authority may charge such reasonable rents as they may determine for the tenancy or occupation of houses provided by them.

(3)A local authority shall from time to time review such rents and make such changes either of rents generally or of particular rents as circumstances may require.

(4)In determining standard rents for houses to which their housing revenue account relates, a local authority shall, subject to section 33 of the 1972 Act (phasing out of supplementary charges), take no account of the personal circumstances of tenants.

(5)A local authority may make provision for a working balance in their housing revenue account which is no larger than is reasonably necessary having regard to all the circumstances, but save as aforesaid they shall not make provision for a surplus in that account.

(6)Schedule 4 (housing revenue account) to the 1972 Act shall be amended in accordance with Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act, but subject to the Note at the end of that Part.

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