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Housing on Farms Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

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S.4 rep. by 1978 NI 2

5Restrictions on the making of grants under Part II.N.I.

A grant shall not be paid under this Part in respect of the provision of any approved worker's house where—

(a)any other grant out of money provided by Parliament, or by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, is paid in respect of the provision of the house; or

(b)the house when completed will not conform to such standards as the Ministry may prescribe with respect to siting, accommodation and construction; or

(c)the house is so constructed as to be capable of being amalgamated with any other house or houses so that such houses together form a single house.

6F1Statutory conditions under Part II.N.I.

Where a grant is paid to an applicant by the Ministry under this Part in respect of the provision of an approved worker's house on any farm, the following conditions (in this Act referred to as “the Part II conditions” ) shall, until the expiration of the period of five years next after the date of the payment of the grant (in this section referred to as “the relevant period” ), apply in relation to such house and such farm—

(a)the house shall as soon as practicable be let to an approved worker employed in the service of the applicant for the purpose of carrying out on the farm agricultural operations of the nature specified in the certificate given by the Ministry of Agriculture in respect of the house under section 4(1);

(b)the house, or any share therein or part thereof, shall not, without the written consent of the Ministry, be transferred, assigned, let or sub-let otherwise than for occupation by an approved worker, and shall not be occupied by any person other than an approved worker and his family;

(c)the house shall not be enlarged, altered or structurally modified so that the superficial area thereof exceeds one thousand and fifty square feet, and shall not be amalgamated with any other house or houses so that such houses together form a single house;

(d)an officer or servant of the Ministry duly authorised by it in writing in that behalf may, where the Ministry has reasonable cause to believe that the Part II conditions are not being performed and observed, at all reasonable times enter the house for the purpose of ascertaining whether those conditions are being duly performed and observed.

F1Appln. for grant had to be made on or before 31.3.1978 and the building completed by 31.3.1981, 1981 NI 3 art.163(2) sch.12

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