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Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

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44Grant conditions: introductory

(1)The following sections have effect with respect to the conditions to be observed where an application for a grant has been approved by a local housing authority.

In this Chapter a “grant condition” means a condition having effect in accordance with any of those sections.

(2)Except as otherwise provided—

(a)the grant conditions as to repayment on disposal (sections 45 to 47) have effect from the date on which the application is approved until the end of the grant condition period;

(b)the grant conditions as to occupation (sections 48 to 50) have effect from the certified date until the end of the grant condition period; and

(c)a grant condition imposed under section 52 (power to impose other conditions with consent of Secretary of State) has effect for such period as may be specified in, or in accordance with, the Secretary of State’s consent.

(3)In this Chapter—

(a)the “grant condition period” means the period of five years, or such other period as the Secretary of State may by order specify or as may be imposed by the local housing authority with the consent of the Secretary of State, beginning with the certified date; and

(b)the “certified date” means the date certified by the local housing authority as the date on which the execution of the eligible works is completed to their satisfaction.

(4)A local housing authority may not impose any condition requiring a grant to be repaid except in accordance with the following sections.

This applies whether the condition purports to operate as a condition of the grant, as a personal covenant or otherwise.

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