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The Housing (Fitness Enforcement Procedures) Order 1996

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This Order provides that before taking specified enforcement action in relation to housing which is unfit or in a state of disrepair, that is to say —

(a)deferred action notices and decisions to renew them,

(b)repair notices,

(c)closing orders, and

(d)demolition orders

a local authority shall serve a notice (a “minded to take action notice”) and give an opportunity for representations to be made unless it appears to the authority necessary to take action immediately. Immediate action means proceeding directly to the service of a notice or the making of an order specified in (a) to (d) above.

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