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The Grants by Local Housing Authorities (Appropriate Percentage and Exchequer Contributions) Order 1987

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Appropriate percentage for determining the amount or the maximum amount of grant

3.—(1) Subject to article 6, the appropriate percentage in relation to an application for a grant to which paragraph (2) or (3) applies is 75 per cent.

(2) This paragraph applies to an application for a grant where one or more of the following conditions is satisfied:—

(a)on the date on which the application is approved the premises in respect of which it is made are in a housing action area;

(b)the application is in respect of a dwelling or a house in multiple occupation which is, or which forms part of, or which in the case of a dwelling is to be provided by the conversion of, a house in relation to which the local housing authority have served a notice under section 189 or 264 of the Housing Act 1985 and the relevant works consist of or include works which if executed would contribute towards rendering the house fit for human habitation;

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(i)the dwelling to which the application relates lacks, or is to be provided by the conversion of a dwelling which lacks, one or more of the standard amenities, and

(ii)the relevant works consist of or include the provision of a standard amenity which is lacking, and

(iii)the local housing authority are satisfied that the standard amenity which is to be provided, or, where more than one such amenity is to be provided, each of them, has been lacking for a period of not less than 12 months ending on the date on which the application was made;

(d)the application is in respect of a dwelling which is or is to be provided by the conversion of a dwelling which is in need of works of repair of a substantial and structural character, and the relevant works consist of or include such works;

(e)the application is for an improvement grant in respect of the provision or improvement of a dwelling for a disabled occupant and the relevant works consist of or include works needed to meet a requirement arising from the particular disability from which he suffers;

(f)the application is for an intermediate grant and the relevant works consist of or include the provision for a disabled occupant of any standard amenity where an existing amenity of the same description is not or will not be readily accessible to the disabled occupant by reason of his disability.

(3) This paragraph applies to an application for a special grant where either of the following conditions is satisfied:—

(a)the relevant works consist of or include the provision of any of the standard amenities and the local housing authority consider such provision is necessary to make the house in multiple occupation reasonably suitable for occupation by the number of individuals or households for the time being occupying it;

(b)the house is not provided with such means of escape from fire as the local housing authority consider necessary and the relevant works consist of or include the provision of such means of escape.

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