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The Housing (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1997

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1.  FORM 1: Notice to execute repairs to an unfit [dwelling-house] [house in multiple occupation] which is not a flat [in multiple occupation]

  • FORM 2: Notice to execute repairs to an unfit flat [in multiple occupation]

  • FORM 3: Notice to execute repairs to a part of a building containing an unfit flat [in multiple occupation]

  • In the notes to forms 1 to 3 set out after Schedule 2 to form 3—

    (a)

    in the first paragraph, at the beginning, insert “Unless otherwise stated,” and after “the Housing Act 1985” insert “(the 1985 Act)”;

    (b)

    under “Group Repair Scheme”—

    (i)

    for “sections 127 to 130 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989” substitute “Chapter II of Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the 1996 Act)”;

    (ii)

    omit “at least four”; and

    (iii)

    after “with the owner”, insert “normally”;

    (c)

    under “Right of Appeal” after “(which would require the premises to be pulled down)”, insert “or the service of a deferred action notice under section 81 of the 1996 Act” and, at the end, for “of the Act” substitute “of the 1985 Act and section 85 of the 1996 Act”;

    (d)

    for the paragraph headed “Grant”, substitute—

    • You may be entitled, under Part I of the 1996 Act, to a discretionary grant from the Council towards the cost of the works. The premises will have to satisfy the preliminary conditions of grant in each case. You should contact the Council about the possibility of obtaining grant, and submit a formal application for grant, before appointing contractors or starting the works.; and

    (e)

    under “County Court”, for “will show you how to word your request” substitute “can supply the request form and advise on procedure”.

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