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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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98Part VIII of Housing Act 1985

(1)The provisions of this Part have effect in place of Part VIII of the [1985 c. 68.] Housing Act 1985 (housing action areas and general improvement areas) and, accordingly, after the appointed day, a local housing authority shall no longer have power under that Part to declare an area a housing action area or a general improvement area.

(2)If, apart from this subsection, a general improvement area would remain in existence on the first anniversary of the appointed day, the area shall, by virtue of this section cease to be a general improvement area on that first anniversary.

(3)In any case where, immediately before the appointed day, the period for which a housing action area has effect exceeds two years, the duration of that area shall, by virtue of this section, be such that, subject to subsection (4) below, it ends on the first anniversary of the appointed day.

(4)Nothing in subsection (3) above affects the power of a local housing authority,—

(a)by resolution under section 250(1)(b) of the Housing Act 1985, to bring a housing action area to an end; or

(b)by resolution under section 251 of that Act, to extend, on one occasion only, the duration of a housing action area by a period of two years.

(5)In the application of section 245 of the Housing Act 1985 (contributions by Secretary of State towards expenditure of local housing authorities relating to environmental works in housing action areas) in relation to expenditure—

(a)which was incurred on or after 14th June 1989, and

(b)in respect of which no contribution under that section was paid before the appointed day,

for subsection (2) of that section there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)In the case of any expenditure, the contribution—

(a)shall be equal to one-half of the amount of the expenditure; and

(b)shall be payable in one sum or by two or more instalments, according as the Secretary of State may determine.

(6)In the application of section 259 of the Housing Act 1985 (contributions by Secretary of State towards expenditure of local housing authorities relating to general improvement areas) in relation to expenditure—

(a)which was incurred on or after 14th June 1989, and

(b)in respect of which no contribution under that section was paid before the appointed day,

for subsection (2) of that section there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)In the case of any expenditure, the contribution—

(a)shall be equal to one-half of the amount of the expenditure; and

(b)shall be payable in one sum or by two or more instalments, according as the Secretary of State may determine.

(7)In the preceding provisions of this section “the appointed day” means the day appointed for the coming into force of this section.

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