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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Article 95.



1.  In Article 2(2) (general interpretation) for the definition of “house in multiple occupation” there shall be substituted—

  • “house in multiple occupation” has the meaning given in Article 75 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992;.

Housing management

2.  In Article 22 (house allocation scheme) after paragraph (4) add the following paragraphs—

(5) An applicant for a tenancy or licence of a house under a scheme shall, for the purpose of satisfying the Executive as to his identity, furnish such certificates, documents, information and evidence as the Executive may require.

(6) Nothing in a scheme or in any statutory provision shall oblige the Executive to entertain an application for housing accommodation until the applicant has complied with the requirements of paragraph (5).

Provision of housing accommodation

3.  In Article 31 (provision of houses for sale)—

(a)for the heading and paragraph (1) substitute—

Housing development

31.(1) The Executive may construct houses for sale.

(1A) The Executive may, under Article 87, acquire land for the purposes of—

(a)paragraph (1); or

(b)disposing of the land to a person who intends—

(i)to construct houses on it,

(ii)to provide housing accommodation by the conversion, improvement, rehabilitation or repair of buildings on it, or

(iii)to use it for purposes which, in the opinion of the Executive are necessary or desirable for, or incidental to, the development of the land for housing purposes.;

(b)in paragraphs (2) and (5) for the words “paragraph (1)(b)” substitute “paragraph (1A)(b)”.

Re-development areas

4.  In Article 47 (re-development areas), in paragraph (1) for sub-paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)having regard to Article 46A, the most satisfactory course of action is to re-develop the area as a whole;.

Housing action areas

5.  In Article 57 (provision, improvement, etc., of housing accommodation by the Executive in housing action areas), in paragraph (2) for the words from “registered” to “the association” substitute “registered under Part II of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 or other person whereby the association or that person”.

6.  In Article 58 (assistance for carrying out environmental works)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) after the word “approved” insert “or for which assistance is being or has been provided under Part III of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992”; and

(b)after paragraph (3) insert the following paragraph—

(3A) The Executive may, with the approval of the Department, make and carry into effect an agreement with any housing association registered under Part II of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 or other person whereby the association or that person may act as agent for the Executive in giving assistance towards the carrying out of environmental works under paragraph (1).

Land acquisition

7.  In Article 87 (acquisition of land by the Executive), in paragraph (1) omit the words “under this Order”.

8.  In Article 161 (registration of certain matters as statutory charges), in paragraph (1), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(bb)any closing order made under Article 38;.

Orders excluding buildings from a clearance area

9.  In Part II of Schedule 4, in paragraph 15 (suspension of right to payment after making of exclusion order) for the words “Article 93 or 95” substitute “Article 91”.

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