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1974 No. 1406 (C. 25)

HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES HOUSING, SCOTLAND

The Housing Act 1974 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1974

Made

19th August 1974

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 131(3) of the Housing Act 1974 and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following order:—

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Housing Act 1974 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1974.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 applies for the interpretation of this order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(3) In this order “the Act” means the Housing Act 1974.

2.  The provisions of the Act specified in the Schedule to this order shall come into operation on 20th August 1974.

3.  The provisions of Schedule 9 to the Act shall come into operation on 31st August 1974.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

R. Freeson

Minister for Housing and Construction

Department of the Environment

19th August 1974

SCHEDULE

  • Section 2, 13, 14, 117, 127, 128 and 129.

  • Section 130(1) in so far as it relates to paragraphs 8 and 38 to 45 of Schedule 13.

  • Section 130(2).

  • Section 130(4) in so far as it relates to the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973.

  • Section 131.

  • Schedule 2.

  • Paragraphs 8 and 38 to 45 of Schedule 13.

  • Schedule 15 in so far as it relates to the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order, which applies to England, Scotland and Wales, brings into operation on 20th August 1974 the following provisions of the Housing Act 1974 (“the Act of 1974”):—

Section 2 and Schedule 2 which relate to the control by the Housing Corporation of dispositions of land by housing associations.

Section 13 which relates to the register of housing associations.

Section 14 which relates to the establishment of the Housing Associations Registration Advisory Committee.

Section 117 which removes the time limit for completing certain works eligible for higher rates of grants or contributions under section 1 of the Housing Act 1971(1971 c. 76)>.

Sections 127 (Expenses and terms of payment of grants, etc.), 128 (Orders), 129 (Interpretation), and subsections (1) and (4) of section 130 (relating to amendments and repeals) in so far as they relate to the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973, and section 131 (Short title, citation, commencement and extent).

Paragraph 8 of Schedule 13, which amends Schedule 2 to the Land Compensation Act 1961(1961 c. 33).

Section 130(2) and paragraphs 38 to 45 of Schedule 13, which make amendments to the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973 in relation to home loss payments, disturbance payments, the duty of local authorities to rehouse persons displaced and the power to defray expenses in connection with the acquisition of new dwellings, and Schedule 15 in so far as it relates to those Acts.

The Order brings into operation on 31st August 1974 Schedule 9 to the Act of 1974, which sets out the amendments to section 60 of the Housing Act 1957 ( (payments in respect of well-maintained houses) which have effect as provided in section 108(2) of the Act of 1974.

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