Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Supplementary provisionsE+W

56 Provisions relating to death of applicant.E+W

(1)References in this Chapter to the applicant, in relation to a grant or an application for a grant, shall be construed in relation to any time after his death as a reference to his personal representatives.

(2)Where the applicant dies after liability has been incurred for any preliminary or ancillary services or charges, the local housing authority may, if they think fit, pay grant in respect of some or all of those matters.

(3)Where the applicant dies after the relevant works have been begun and before the certified date, the local housing authority may, if they think fit, pay grant in respect of some or all of the works already carried out and other relevant works covered by the application.

(4)Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing the provisions as to grant conditions applying in relation to any payment of grant under subsection (2) or (3).

57 Power of local housing authority to carry out works which would attract grant.E+W

(1)A local housing authority may by agreement with a person having the requisite interest execute at his expense—

(a)any works towards the cost of which a grant under this Chapter is payable or might be paid on an application duly made and approved, and

(b)any further works which it is in their opinion necessary or desirable to execute together with the works mentioned in paragraph (a).

(2)Except in the case of a common parts grant, the “requisite interest” means a qualifying owner’s interest for the purposes of a renovation grant, or an owner’s interest for the purposes of a disabled facilities grant or HMO grant, as the case may be.

(3)In the case of a common parts grant, the reference in subsection (1) to a person having the requisite interest is a reference to the person who has—

(a)an owner’s interest in the building, or

(b)such an interest in a flat in the building as is mentioned in section 14(2)(a) to (d) (occupying tenants),

and has a power or duty to carry out the relevant works.

58 Minor definitions: Chapter I.E+W

In this Chapter—

  • common parts”, in relation to a building, includes the structure and exterior of the building and common facilities provided, whether in the building or elsewhere, for persons who include the occupiers of one or more flats in the building;

  • common parts application”, in relation to an application for a disabled facilities grant, means an application in respect of works to the common parts of a building containing one or more flats;

  • conversion application”—

    (a)

    in relation to an application for a renovation grant, means an application in respect of works required for the provision of one or more dwellings by the conversion of a house or other building, and

    (b)

    in relation to an application for an HMO grant, means an application for a grant in respect of works for the provision of a house in multiple occupation by the conversion of a house or other building;

  • flat” means a dwelling which is a separate set of premises, whether or not on the same floor, divided horizontally from some other part of the building.

59 Index of defined expressions: Chapter I.E+W

In this Chapter the expressions listed below are defined by or otherwise fall to be construed in accordance with the provisions indicated—

certificate of future occupation (in relation to an application for an HMO grant)section 26(2)
certificate of intended letting (in relation to an application for a renovation grant)section 8(3)
certified datesection 44(3)(b)
common partssection 58
common parts application (in relation to a disabled facilities grant)section 58
common parts grantsection 1(3)
connected (with the owner of a dwelling)section 98(2)
conversion applicationsection 58
disabled facilities grantsection 1(4)
disabled occupantsection 20
disabled personsection 100(1) to (3)
dwellingsection 101
elderlysection 101
eligible workssection 34(2)(a)
estimated expensesection 34(2)
exempt disposalsection 54
fit for human habitationsection 97(1)
flatsection 58
grant (without more)section 1(6)
grant conditionsection 44(1)
grant condition periodsection 44(3)(a)
HMO grantsection 1(5)
house in multiple occupationsection 101
housing action trustsection 101
improvementsection 101
introductory tenantsection 101
landlord’s application
 –in relation to a renovation grantsection 10(6)
 –in relation to a common parts grantsection 15(1) and (2)
local authoritysection 101
local housing authoritysection 101
long tenancysection 101
member of familysection 98(1)
new town corporationsection 101
occupying tenant (in relation to an application for a common parts grant)section 14(2)
ownersections 99 and 101
owner-occupation certificate (in relation to an application for a renovation grant)section 8(2)
owner’s application
 –in relation to a renovation grantsection 7(1) and (2)
 –in relation to a disabled facilities grantsection 19(1) and (2)
owner’s certificate (in relation to an application for a disabled facilities grant)section 21(2)
owner’s interestsection 101
participating landlord (in relation to a tenants’ application for a common parts grant)section 15(4)
partnersection 101
preliminary or ancillary services and chargessection 2(3)
prescribedsection 101
qualifying owner’s interest
 –in relation to an application for a renovation grantsection 7(4)
 –in relation to an application for a disabled facilities grantsection 19(4)
 –in relation to an application for an HMO grantsection 25(3)
qualifying tenant
 –in relation to an application for a renovation grantsection 7(5)
 –in relation to an application for a disabled facilities grantsection 19(4)
reasonable repairsection 96
registered social landlordsection 101
relevant disposalsection 53
relevant works (in relation to a grant application)section 2(2)(a)
renewal areasection 101
renovation grantsection 1(2)
secure tenancy and secure tenantsection 101
social services authoritysection 100(4)
statutory tenancy and statutory tenantsection 101
tenancy and tenant (generally)section 101
tenant (and expressions relating to tenancies)
 –in the context of a tenant’s application for a renovation grantsection 7(6)
 –in the context of a certificate of intended lettingsection 8(4)
 –in the context of an application for a common parts grantsection 14(2)
 –in the context of an application for disabled facilities grantsection 19(5)
tenant’s application
 –in relation to a renovation grantsection 7(1) and (2)
 –in relation to a disabled facilities grantsection 19(1) and (2)
tenants’ application (in relation to a common parts grant)section 15(1) and (2)
tenant’s certificate
 –for the purposes of an application for a renovation grantsection 9(2)
 –for the purposes of an application for a disabled facilities grantsection 22(2)
urban development corporationsection 101