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The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Commencement No. 2 and Revocation, Savings, Supplementary and Transitional Provisions) Order 1996

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8.—(1) Section 132 of the 1989 Act (contributions by the Secretary of State) shall continue to have effect for purposes connected with applications under section 461 (grant applications) of the Housing Act 1985(1) approved by a local housing authority before 1st July 1990.

(2) Subject to article 5, Part VIII of the 1989 Act and the subordinate legislation listed in the Schedule to this Order shall continue to have effect in relation to—

(a)any common parts grant, disabled facilities grant, HMO grant, renovation grant or minor works assistance approved under that Part before 17th December 1996;

(b)any group repair scheme approved under section 127 of the 1989 Act before that date; and

(c)any application made before that date for any such grant assistance as is mentioned in paragraph (a).

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the date of approval of a scheme not submitted for specific approval shall be taken to be the date on which the local housing authority that prepared the scheme decided that the scheme fulfilled the criteria for general approval(2)


1985 c. 68. Part XV (grants for works of improvement, repair and conversion) was superseded, subject to saving and transitional provisions, by Part VIII of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. See, in particular, the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/1274 (C.36)).


See Annex C to Department of the Environment Circular 7/93.

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