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The Housing (Valuation Bands for Improvement and Repairs Grants) (Scotland) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 741 (S.74)

HOUSING, SCOTLAND

The Housing (Valuation Bands for Improvement and Repairs Grants) (Scotland) Order 1996

Made

8th March 1996

Laid before Parliament

11th March 1996

Coming into force

1st April 1996

The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 240(2)(c) and (4) and 248(5) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf and with the consent of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Housing (Valuation Bands for Improvement and Repairs Grants) (Scotland) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Valuation bands

2.  For the purposes of—

(a)section 240(2)(c)(i) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987—

(i)where a house is to be improved or repaired, valuation band E is hereby prescribed; and

(ii)where a house is to be converted into more than one house, valuation band F is hereby prescribed; and

(b)section 240(2)(c)(ii) of that Act valuation band E is hereby prescribed.

Raymond S Robertson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th March 1996

We consent,

Simon Burns

Michael Bates

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

8th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 240(2)(c) and (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, as amended by the Council Tax (Amendment of Housing (Scotland) Act 1987) (Scotland) Regulations 1996, provides that applications for improvement grant shall not be granted where the values of the premises concerned, expressed in terms of council tax valuation bands, exceed certain limits prescribed by Order. Section 248(5) of the 1987 Act extends these provisions to applications for repairs grant. This Order prescribes the limits for the purpose of these provisions.

Under section 240(2)(c)(i), where the application relates to a single house, it cannot be granted if the house is in a valuation band for a range of values higher than the prescribed band. For this purpose, the Order prescribes valuation band E where the single house is being improved or repaired and valuation band F where it is being converted into two or more houses.

Under section 240(2)(c)(ii), where the application relates to several houses which are to be converted into one house, it cannot be granted if these houses are in valuation bands, the middle values of which, when added together, exceed the maximum value of the prescribed valuation band. For this purpose the Order prescribes valuation band E.

(1)

1987 c. 26; section 240 was amended by the Council Tax (Amendment of Housing (Scotland) Act 1987) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/631); section 248(5) applies section 240 to repairs grants and is amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43), Schedule 7, paragraph 14 and Schedule 8, paragraph 6 and by the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c. 28) section 157(4).

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