Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Replacement Grant Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 1st December 2003.

(2) In these Regulations –

“building warranty agreement” means an insurance backed protection scheme which provides for insolvency protection during construction and on completion of the dwelling a minimum 10-year guarantee period for major structural defects;

“replacement grant” means a grant payable under Article 73 of the 1992 Order;

“rural area” means an area identified by the Executive and approved by the Department;

“the 1992 Order” means the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.