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The Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1996

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Amendment of regulation 11 of the principal Regulations

4.—(1) Regulation 11 of the principal Regulations (maximum rent)(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (2), after the words “local reference rent” there shall be inserted the words“or a single room rent”.

(3) After paragraph (3) there shall be inserted a new paragraph (3A)—

(3A) In the case of a young individual, where the rent officer has determined a single room rent and is required to notify the authority of it, the maximum rent shall not exceed that single room rent..

(4) In paragraph (4), for the words “limit specified in paragraph (3)” there shall be substituted the words “limits specified in paragraphs (3) and (3A)”.

(5) In paragraph (5), for the words “limit specified in paragraph (3)” there shall be substituted the words “limits specified in paragraphs (3) and (3A)”.

(6) In paragraph (8A)(2), at the end, there shall be added the words “except in a case where the maximum rent has been determined in accordance with paragraph (3A).”.

(7) In paragraph (13), after the definition of “relevant rent”, there shall be inserted a new definition—

“single room rent” means the rent determined by a rent officer under paragraph 4A of Schedule 1 to the Rent Officers Order(3);.


Regulation 11 was substituted by S.I. 1995/1644 and amended by S.I. 1995/2868.


Paragraph (8A) was added by S.I. 1995/2868.


Paragraph 4A was added by S.I. 1996/959 in the case of England and Wales and S.I. 1996/975 (S.106) in the case of Scotland.

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