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Housing Act 1988

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50Housing association grants

(1)The Housing Corporation and Housing for Wales may make grants to registered housing associations in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by them in connection with housing activities; and any reference in the following provisions of this section to “the Corporation” shall be construed accordingly.

(2)As respects grants under this section the following, namely—

(a)the procedure to be followed in relation to applications for grant;

(b)the circumstances in which grant is or is not to be payable;

(c)the method for calculating, and any limitations on, the amount of grant; and

(d)the manner in which, and time or times at which, grant is to be paid,

shall be such as may be specified by the Corporation, acting in accordance with such principles as it may from time to time determine.

(3)In making a grant under this section, the Corporation may provide that the grant is conditional on compliance by the association with such conditions as it may specify.

(4)On such terms as it may, with the appropriate approval, specify, the Corporation may appoint a local housing authority which is willing to do so to act as its agent in connection with the assessment and payment of grant under this section; and, where such an appointment is made, the local housing authority shall act as such an agent in accordance with the terms of their appointment.

(5)In subsection (4) above, “the appropriate approval” means the approval of the Secretary of State given with the consent of the Treasury.

(6)Where—

(a)a grant under this section is payable to an association, and

(b)at any time property to which the grant relates becomes vested in, or is leased for a term of years to, or reverts to, some other registered housing association, or trustees for some other such association,

this section (including this subsection) shall have effect after that time as if the grant, or such proportion of it as is specified or determined under subsection (7) below, were payable to that other association.

(7)The proportion referred to in subsection (6) above is that which, in the circumstances of the particular case—

(a)the Corporation, acting in accordance with such principles as it may from time to time determine, may specify as being appropriate; or

(b)the Corporation may determine to be appropriate.

(8)Where one of the associations mentioned in subsection (6) above is registered by the Housing Corporation and another is registered by Housing for Wales, the determination mentioned in subsection (7) above shall be such as shall be agreed between the two Corporations.

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