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Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

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  1. Introductory TextNext Match

  2. Part I Grants, &c. for renewal of private sector housingPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Chapter I The main grantsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Introductory

        1. 1. Grants for improvements and repairs, &c.

        2. 2. Applications for grants.

      2. Preliminary conditions

        1. 3. Ineligible applicants.

        2. 4. The age of the property.

        3. 5. Excluded descriptions of works.

        4. 6. Defective dwellings.

      3. Renovation grants

        1. 7. Renovation grants: owner’s applications and tenant’s applications.

        2. 8. Renovation grants: certificates required in case of owner’s application.

        3. 9. Renovation grants: certificates required in case of tenant’s application.

        4. 10. Renovation grants: prior qualifying period.

        5. 11. Prior qualifying period: the ownership or tenancy condition.

        6. 12. Renovation grants: purposes for which grant may be given.

        7. 13. Renovation grants: approval of application.

      4. Common parts grants

        1. 14. Common parts grants: occupation of flats by occupying tenants.

        2. 15. Common parts grants: landlord’s and tenants’ applications.

        3. 16. Common parts grants: certificate required to accompany application.

        4. 17. Common parts grants: purposes for which grant may be given.

        5. 18. Common parts grants: approval of application.

      5. Disabled facilities grants

        1. 19. Disabled facilities grants: owner’s and tenant’s applications.

        2. 20. Disabled facilities grants: the disabled occupant.

        3. 21. Disabled facilities grants: certificate required in case of owner’s application.

        4. 22. Disabled facilities grants: certificates required in case of tenant’s application.

        5. 22A.Certificates required in case of occupier’s application

        6. 23. Disabled facilities grants: purposes for which grant must or may be given.

        7. 24. Disabled facilities grants: approval of application.

      6. HMO grants

        1. 25. HMO grants: the interest of the applicant in the property.

        2. 26. HMO grants: certificate required to accompany application.

        3. 27. HMO grants: purposes for which grant may be given.

        4. 28. HMO grants: approval of application.

      7. Restrictions on grant aid

        1. 29. Restriction on grants for works already begun.

        2. 30. Means testing in case of application by owner-occupier or tenant.

        3. 31. Determination of amount of grant in case of landlord’s application.

        4. 32. Apportionment in case of tenants’ application for common parts grant.

        5. 33. Power to specify maximum amount of grant.

      8. Decision and notification

        1. 34. Decision and notification.

      9. Payment of grants

        1. 35. Payment of grants: general.

        2. 36. Delayed payment of mandatory grant.

        3. 37. Payment of grants: conditions as to carrying out of the works.

        4. 38. Payment of grants: conditions as to contractors employed.

        5. 39. Payment of grant to contractor.

        6. 40. Applicant ceasing to be entitled before payment of grant.

        7. 41. Change of circumstances affecting disabled occupant.

        8. 42. Cases in which grants may be re-calculated, withheld or repaid.

        9. 43. Repayment where applicant not entitled to grant.

      10. Grant conditions and repaymentPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 44. Grant conditions: introductory.

        2. 45. Condition for repayment on disposal: renovation grants.

        3. 46. Condition for repayment on disposal: common parts grants.

        4. 47. Condition for repayment on disposal: HMO grants.

        5. 48. Condition as to owner-occupation: renovation grants.

        6. 49. Condition as to availability for letting: renovation grants.

        7. 50. Conditions as to occupation: HMO grants.

        8. 51. Conditions as to repayment in case of other compensation, &c.

        9. 52. Power to impose other conditions with consent of Secretary of State.

        10. 53. Meaning of relevant disposal.

        11. 54. Meaning of exempt disposal.Previous MatchNext Match

        12. 55. Cessation of conditions on repayment of grant, &c.

      11. Supplementary provisions

        1. 56. Provisions relating to death of applicant.

        2. 57. Power of local housing authority to carry out works which would attract grant.

        3. 58. Minor definitions: Chapter I.

        4. 59. Index of defined expressions: Chapter I.

    2. Chapter II Group repair schemes

      1. Introductory

        1. 60. Group repair schemes.

        2. 61. Qualifying buildings.

        3. 62. Scheme works.

        4. 63. Approval of scheme by Secretary of State.

      2. Participation in group repair scheme

        1. 64. Persons eligible to participate in group repair scheme.

        2. 65. Scheme consent and restriction on works.

        3. 66. Certificate of completion date.

        4. 67. Contributions by participants.

      3. Variation of group repair scheme

        1. 68. Variation of group repair scheme.

      4. Conditions of participation

        1. 69. Conditions of participation: general.

        2. 70. Condition as to payment of balance of cost on disposal.

        3. 71. Conditions as to occupation.

        4. 72. Meaning of relevant disposal and exempt disposal.

        5. 73. Payment of balance of cost, &c: cessation of conditions.

      5. Supplementary provisions

        1. 74. Power of Secretary of State to modify operation of Chapter.

        2. 75. Index of defined expressions: Chapter II.

    3. Chapter III Home repair assistance

      1. 76. Home repair assistance.

      2. 77. Entitlement to home repair assistance.

      3. 78. Assistance in respect of house-boats and mobile homes.

      4. 79. Power to make further provision by regulations.

      5. 80. Index of defined expressions: Chapter III.

    4. Chapter IV Deferred action notices, &c.

      1. Deferred action notices

        1. 81. Deferred action notices.

        2. 82. Service of deferred action notices.

        3. 83. Appeals against deferred action notices.

        4. 84. Review of deferred action notices.

        5. 85. Guidance by Secretary of State.

      2. Power to improve enforcement procedures

        1. 86. Unfitness for human habitation &c.: power to improve enforcement procedures.

      3. Power to charge for enforcement action

        1. 87. Unfitness for human habitation, &c.: power to charge for enforcement action.

        2. 88. Recovery of charge for enforcement action.

      4. Supplementary provisions

        1. 89. Power to prescribe forms.

        2. 90. Minor definitions: Chapter IV.

        3. 91. Index of defined expressions: Chapter IV.

    5. Chapter V Supplementary provisions

      1. Contributions by Secretary of State

        1. 92. Contributions by the Secretary of State.

        2. 93. Recovery of contributions.

      2. Consent of the Secretary of State

        1. 94. Consent of the Secretary of State.

      3. Parsonages, charities, &c.

        1. 95. Parsonages, charities, &c.

      4. Interpretation

        1. 96. Meaning of “reasonable repair".

        2. 97. Fitness for human habitation.

        3. 98. Members of a person’s family and connected persons.

        4. 99. Meaning of “owner" of dwelling.

        5. 100. Disabled persons.

        6. 101. Minor definitions: Part I.

      5. Transitional and consequential provisions

        1. 102. Transitional provisions.

        2. 103. Consequential amendments: Part I.

  3. Part II Construction contractsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Introductory provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 104. Construction contracts.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 105. Meaning of “construction operations".Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 106. Provisions not applicable to contract with residential occupier.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 107. Provisions applicable only to agreements in writing.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. AdjudicationPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 108. Right to refer disputes to adjudication.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. PaymentPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 109. Entitlement to stage payments.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 110. Dates for payment.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 111. Notice of intention to withhold payment.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 112. Right to suspend performance for non-payment.Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 113. Prohibition of conditional payment provisions.Previous MatchNext Match

    4. Supplementary provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 114. The Scheme for Construction Contracts.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 115. Service of notices, &c.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 116. Reckoning periods of time.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 117. Crown application.Previous MatchNext Match

  4. Part III Previous MatchNext Match

    1. The Architects Registration BoardPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 118. The Board and its committees.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 119. Registrar and staff.Previous MatchNext Match

    2. Registration and disciplinePrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 120. Registration.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 121. Discipline.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 122. Code of practice.Previous MatchNext Match

    3. MiscellaneousPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 123. Offence of practising while not registered.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 124. The Education Fund.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 125. Supplementary.Previous MatchNext Match

  5. Part IV Grants &c. for regeneration, development and relocationPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Financial assistance for regeneration and developmentPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 126. Power of Secretary of State to give financial assistance for regeneration and development.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 127. Regeneration and development: forms of assistance.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 128. Regeneration and development: terms on which assistance is given.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 129. Regeneration and development: consequential amendment.

      5. 130. Regeneration and development: Welsh Development Agency.

    2. Relocation grants in clearance areas

      1. 131. Resolution by local housing authority to pay relocation grants.

      2. 132. Relocation grants: applications and payments.

      3. 133. Relocation grants: qualifying persons and qualifying dwellings.

      4. 134. Relocation grants: amount.

      5. 135. Relocation grants: condition for repayment on disposal.

      6. 136. Relocation grants: conditions as to owner-occupation.

      7. 137. Relocation grants: cessation of conditions on repayment of grant, &c.

      8. 138. Relocation grants: liability to repay is a charge on dwelling.

      9. 139. Relocation grants: contributions by the Secretary of State.

      10. 140. Minor definitions relating to relocation grants.

  6. Part V Miscellaneous and general provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Miscellaneous provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 141. Existing housing grants: meaning of exempt disposal

      2. 142. Home energy efficiency schemes.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 143. Urban development corporations: pre-dissolution transfers.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 144. Housing action trusts: orders for dissolution.

      5. 145. The Commission for the New Towns: orders for dissolution.

    2. General provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 146. Orders, regulations and directions.Previous MatchNext Match

      2. 147. Repeals and revocations.Previous MatchNext Match

      3. 148. Extent.Previous MatchNext Match

      4. 149. Corresponding provision for Northern Ireland.Previous MatchNext Match

      5. 150. Commencement.Previous MatchNext Match

      6. 151. Short title.Previous MatchNext Match

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1Previous MatchNext Match

      Private sector renewal: consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Rent Act 1977 (c.42)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.(1) Section 116 of the Rent Act 1977 (court order...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Housing Act 1985 (c.68)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.In section 47(4) of the Housing Act 1985 (limitation of...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 3.In section 48(3A) of the Housing Act 1985 (information as...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. 4.(1) In section 100(2) of the Housing Act 1985 (power...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. 5.(1) In section 101(1) of the Housing Act 1985 (rent...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. 6.In section 190A of the Housing Act 1985 (repair notices...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. 7.(1) In section 244 of the Housing Act 1985 (environmental...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. 8.(1) In subsection (2)(b) of section 255 of the Housing...Previous MatchNext Match

        8. 9.In section 535(1)(a) of the Housing Act 1985 (exclusion of...Previous MatchNext Match

        9. 10.In section 605 of the Housing Act 1985 (consideration by...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c.70)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 11.(1) In subsection (1) of section 20A of the Landlord...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 12.In section 21 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Housing Act 1988 (c.50)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 13.In section 121(1) of the Housing Act 1988 (rent officers’...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c.42)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 14.In section 93(5) of the Local Government and Housing Act...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. 15.(1) Section 169 of the Local Government and Housing Act...Previous MatchNext Match

    2. SCHEDULE 2Previous MatchNext Match

      1. Part I New First Schedule to the 1931 ActPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 1.This is the Schedule to be substituted for the First...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. Part II Other amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. The 1931 ActPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 2.(1) Section 2 of the 1931 Act (interpretation) is amended...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 3.(1) Section 3 of the 1931 Act (constitution and functions...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 4.(1) Section 6A of the 1931 Act (European qualifications) is...Previous MatchNext Match

          4. 5.(1) Section 7A of the 1931 Act (removal of name...Previous MatchNext Match

          5. 6.(1) Section 9 of the 1931 Act (right of appeal...Previous MatchNext Match

          6. 7.In section 11 of the 1931 Act (removal of name...Previous MatchNext Match

          7. 8.In section 12 of the 1931 Act (penalty for obtaining...Previous MatchNext Match

          8. 9.For section 13 of the 1931 Act (regulations) substitute— Rules....Previous MatchNext Match

          9. 10.(1) Section 15 of the 1931 Act (supply of regulations...Previous MatchNext Match

          10. 11.(1) Section 16 of the 1931 Act (service of documents)...Previous MatchNext Match

          11. 12.(1) Section 17 of the 1931 Act (defence for certain...Previous MatchNext Match

          12. 13.For section 18(2) of the 1931 Act (application to Northern...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. The 1938 ActPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 14.(1) Section 1A of the 1938 Act (visiting EC architects)...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 15.In section 3 of the 1938 Act (offence of practising...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 16.In section 5 of the 1938 Act (construction and citation),...Previous MatchNext Match

          4. 17.For section 6(1) of the 1938 Act (application to Northern...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. Other enactmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 18.In section 6 of the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 19.In section 52(1) of the Cathedrals Measure 1963 (interpretation), in...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 20.In section 20(1) of the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Part III Transitional provisions and savingsPrevious MatchNext Match

        1. First elections and appointments to the BoardPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 21.(1) Part I of the First Schedule to the 1931...Previous MatchNext Match

        2. RegistrationPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 22.Where before the appointed day a person has duly applied...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 23.Examinations in architecture which immediately before the appointed day were...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 24.Section 6B of the 1931 Act shall have effect as...Previous MatchNext Match

          4. 25.The first reference to the Board in section 7A(1) of...Previous MatchNext Match

        3. DisciplinePrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 26.Where before the appointed day— (a) the Discipline Committee has...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 27.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the provisions substituted by section...Previous MatchNext Match

        4. Pre-commencement removals and disqualificationsPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 28.(1) Where a person’s name has been removed from the...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 29.A person may appeal under section 9 of the 1931...Previous MatchNext Match

          3. 30.Section 1A(6)(b) of the 1938 Act shall have effect as...Previous MatchNext Match

        5. Offence of practising while not registeredPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 31.The amendments made in sections 1 and 3 of the...Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 32.The repeal made in section 3 of the 1938 Act...Previous MatchNext Match

        6. Transfer of FundPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 33.If the transfer of the assets of the Fund takes...Previous MatchNext Match

        7. SupplementaryPrevious MatchNext Match

          1. 34.(1) In this Part of this Schedule— Previous MatchNext Match

          2. 35.Nothing in this Schedule prejudices the operation of section 16...Previous MatchNext Match

    3. SCHEDULE 3Previous MatchNext Match

      Repeals and RevocationsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Part I Grants, &c for renewal of private sector housing

      2. Part II ArchitectsPrevious MatchNext Match

      3. Part III Financial assistance for regeneration and developmentPrevious MatchNext Match

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