Housing Act 1985

429 The improvement for sale scheme.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, make schemes for making contributions to the net cost (as determined under the schemes) to local housing authorities of disposing of dwellings where the authority—

(a)disposes of a house as one dwelling,

(b)divides a house into two or more separate dwellings and disposes of them, or

(c)combines two houses to form one dwelling and disposes of it,

after carrying out works of repair, improvement or conversion.

(2)The cost towards which contributions may be made under such a scheme shall not exceed, for any one dwelling—

(a)in respect of a dwelling in Greater London, £10,000.

(b)elsewhere, £7,500,

or such other amount as may be prescribed by order of the Secretary of State made with the consent of the Treasury.

(3)An order under this section—

(a)may make different provision in respect of different cases or descriptions of case, including different provision for different areas, and

(b)shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)In this section “house” includes a flat.