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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

Chapter 9 – Interpretation

93.Section 68 defines a sub-standard house as one that fails the tolerable standard, is in a state of serious disrepair, or is in need of repair and, if nothing is done to repair it, is likely to deteriorate rapidly into a state of serious disrepair, or damage any other premises. The age, character, location and internal decorative repair are not to be taken into account. In Part 1, a house that fails the Tolerable Standard is considered as not being in a reasonable state of repair.

94.Section 69 concerns non-residential premises. Work to implement a Housing Renewal Area action plan, a work notice or a maintenance plan can only be carried out on non-residential premises if they form part of a building containing a house and the works are required to implement an HRA action plan, bring a sub-standard house into a reasonable state of repair or secure the maintenance of a house that forms part of the same premises.

95.Section 70 deals with the interpretation of terms in Part 1.

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