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Section 18

SCHEDULE 1E+WProcedure and appeals relating to improvement notices

Part 1E+WService of improvement notices

Service of improvement notices: premises licensed under Part 2 or 3E+W

1(1)This paragraph applies where the specified premises in the case of an improvement notice are—E+W

(a)a dwelling which is licensed under Part 3 of this Act, or

(b)an HMO which is licensed under Part 2 or 3 of this Act.

(2)The local housing authority must serve the notice on the holder of the licence under that Part.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Service of improvement notices: premises which are neither licensed under Part 2 or 3 nor flatsE+W

2(1)This paragraph applies where the specified premises in the case of an improvement notice are—E+W

(a)a dwelling which is not licensed under Part 3 of this Act, or

(b)an HMO which is not licensed under Part 2 or 3 of this Act,

and which (in either case) is not a flat.

(2)The local housing authority must serve the notice—

(a)(in the case of a dwelling) on the person having control of the dwelling;

(b)(in the case of an HMO) either on the person having control of the HMO or on the person managing it.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Service of improvement notices: flats which are not licensed under Part 2 or 3E+W

3(1)This paragraph applies where any specified premises in the case of an improvement notice are—E+W

(a)a dwelling which is not licensed under Part 3 of this Act, or

(b)an HMO which is not licensed under Part 2 or 3 of this Act,

and which (in either case) is a flat.

(2)In the case of dwelling which is a flat, the local housing authority must serve the notice on a person who—

(a)is an owner of the flat, and

(b)in the authority’s opinion ought to take the action specified in the notice.

(3)In the case of an HMO which is a flat, the local housing authority must serve the notice either on a person who—

(a)is an owner of the flat, and

(b)in the authority’s opinion ought to take the action specified in the notice,

or on the person managing the flat.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Service of improvement notices: common partsE+W

4(1)This paragraph applies where any specified premises in the case of an improvement notice are—E+W

(a)common parts of a building containing one or more flats; or

(b)any part of such a building which does not consist of residential premises.

(2)The local housing authority must serve the notice on a person who—

(a)is an owner of the specified premises concerned, and

(b)in the authority’s opinion ought to take the action specified in the notice.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph a person is an owner of any common parts of a building if he is an owner of the building or part of the building concerned, or (in the case of external common parts) of the particular premises in which the common parts are comprised.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Service of copies of improvement noticesE+W

5(1)In addition to serving an improvement notice in accordance with any of paragraphs 1 to 4, the local housing authority must serve a copy of the notice on every other person who, to their knowledge—E+W

(a)has a relevant interest in any specified premises, or

(b)is an occupier of any such premises.

(2)A “relevant interest” means an interest as freeholder, mortgagee or lessee.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph a person has a relevant interest in any common parts of a building if he has a relevant interest in the building or part of the building concerned, or (in the case of external common parts) in the particular premises in which the common parts are comprised.

(4)The copies required to be served under sub-paragraph (1) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the notice is served.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WService of notices relating to revocation or variation of improvement notices

Notice of revocation or variationE+W

6(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to revoke or vary an improvement notice.E+W

(2)The authority must serve—

(a)a notice under this paragraph, and

(b)copies of that notice,

on the persons on whom they would be required under Part 1 of this Schedule to serve an improvement notice and copies of it in respect of the specified premises.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies if, in so doing, the authority serve a notice under this paragraph on a person who is not the person on whom the improvement notice was served (“the original recipient”).

(4)The authority must serve a copy of the notice under this paragraph on the original recipient unless they consider that it would not be appropriate to do so.

(5)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

7E+WA notice under paragraph 6 must set out—

(a)the authority’s decision to revoke or vary the improvement notice;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)if the decision is to vary the notice—

(i)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(ii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 14(2)).

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Notice of refusal to revoke or vary noticeE+W

8(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to revoke or vary an improvement notice.E+W

(2)The authority must serve—

(a)a notice under this paragraph, and

(b)copies of that notice,

on the persons on whom they would be required to serve an improvement notice and copies of it under Part 1 of this Schedule.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies if, in so doing, the authority serve a notice under this paragraph on a person who is not the person on whom the improvement notice was served (“the original recipient”).

(4)The authority must serve a copy of the notice under this paragraph on the original recipient unless they consider that it would not be appropriate to do so.

(5)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

9E+WA notice under paragraph 8 must set out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to revoke or vary the improvement notice;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 14(2)).

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WAppeals relating to improvement notices

Appeal against improvement noticeE+W

10(1)The person on whom an improvement notice is served may appeal to [F1the appropriate tribunal] against the notice.E+W

(2)Paragraphs 11 and 12 set out two specific grounds on which an appeal may be made under this paragraph, but they do not affect the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

Textual Amendments

F1Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I10 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

11(1)An appeal may be made by a person under paragraph 10 on the ground that one or more other persons, as an owner or owners of the specified premises, ought to—E+W

(a)take the action concerned, or

(b)pay the whole or part of the cost of taking that action.

(2)Where the grounds on which an appeal is made under paragraph 10 consist of or include the ground mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), the appellant must serve a copy of his notice of appeal on the other person or persons concerned.

Commencement Information

I11 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

12(1)An appeal may be made by a person under paragraph 10 on the ground that one of the courses of action mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is the best course of action in relation to the hazard in respect of which the notice was served.E+W

(2)The courses of action are—

(a)making a prohibition order under section 20 or 21 of this Act;

(b)serving a hazard awareness notice under section 28 or 29 of this Act; and

(c)making a demolition order under section 265 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68).

Commencement Information

I12 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Appeal against decision relating to variation or revocation of improvement noticeE+W

13(1)The relevant person may appeal to [F2the appropriate tribunal] against—E+W

(a)a decision by the local housing authority to vary an improvement notice, or

(b)a decision by the authority to refuse to revoke or vary an improvement notice.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “the relevant person” means—

(a)in relation to a decision within paragraph (a) of that provision, the person on whom the notice was served;

(b)in relation to a decision within paragraph (b) of that provision, the person who applied for the revocation or variation.

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Sch. 1 para. 13(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I13 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limit for appealE+W

14(1)Any appeal under paragraph 10 must be made within the period of 21 days beginning with the date on which the improvement notice was served in accordance with Part 1 of this Schedule.E+W

(2)Any appeal under paragraph 13 must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 6 or 8 as the date on which the decision concerned was made.

(3)[F3the appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F3Words in Sch. 1 para. 14(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I14 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F4... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 10E+W

Textual Amendments

F4Words in Sch. 1 para. 15 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(b) (with Sch. 3)

15(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F5the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 10.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may by order confirm, quash or vary the improvement notice.

(4)Paragraphs 16 and 17 make special provision in connection with the grounds of appeal set out in paragraphs 11 and 12.

Textual Amendments

F5Words in Sch. 1 para. 15(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I15 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

16(1)This paragraph applies where the grounds of appeal consist of or include that set out in paragraph 11.E+W

(2)On the hearing of the appeal the tribunal may—

(a)vary the improvement notice so as to require the action to be taken by any owner mentioned in the notice of appeal in accordance with paragraph 11; or

(b)make such order as it considers appropriate with respect to the payment to be made by any such owner to the appellant or, where the action is taken by the local housing authority, to the authority.

(3)In the exercise of its powers under sub-paragraph (2), the tribunal must take into account, as between the appellant and any such owner—

(a)their relative interests in the premises concerned (considering both the nature of the interests and the rights and obligations arising under or by virtue of them);

(b)their relative responsibility for the state of the premises which gives rise to the need for the taking of the action concerned; and

(c)the relative degree of benefit to be derived from the taking of the action concerned.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies where, by virtue of the exercise of the tribunal’s powers under sub-paragraph (2), a person other than the appellant is required to take the action specified in an improvement notice.

(5)So long as that other person remains an owner of the premises to which the notice relates, he is to be regarded for the purposes of this Part as the person on whom the notice was served (in place of any other person).

Commencement Information

I16 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

17(1)This paragraph applies where the grounds of appeal consist of or include that set out in paragraph 12.E+W

(2)When deciding whether one of the courses of action mentioned in paragraph 12(2) is the best course of action in relation to a particular hazard, the tribunal must have regard to any guidance given to the local housing authority under section 9.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where—

(a)an appeal under paragraph 10 is allowed against an improvement notice in respect of a particular hazard; and

(b)the reason, or one of the reasons, for allowing the appeal is that one of the courses of action mentioned in paragraph 12(2) is the best course of action in relation to that hazard.

(4)The tribunal must, if requested to do so by the appellant or the local housing authority, include in its decision a finding to that effect and identifying the course of action concerned.

Commencement Information

I17 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F6... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 13E+W

Textual Amendments

F6Words in Sch. 1 para. 18 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(b) (with Sch. 3)

18(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F7the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 13.E+W

(2)Paragraph 15(2) applies to such an appeal as it applies to an appeal under paragraph 10.

(3)The tribunal may by order confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)If the appeal is against a decision of the authority to refuse to revoke an improvement notice, the tribunal may make an order revoking the notice as from a date specified in the order.

Textual Amendments

F7Words in Sch. 1 para. 18(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 181(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I18 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 15(5)E+W

19(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of section 15(5) (operation of improvement notices).E+W

(2)If an appeal is made under paragraph 10 against an improvement notice which is not suspended, and a decision on the appeal is given which confirms the notice, “the operative time” is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F8Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time”is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F8Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time”is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the notice.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 10 against an improvement notice which is suspended, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the notice, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)the time that would be the operative time under sub-paragraph (2) if the notice were not suspended, or

(b)if later, the time when the suspension ends.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) or (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the notice, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the notice are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I19 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 16(7)E+W

20(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of section 16(7) (postponement of time when a variation of an improvement notice comes into force).E+W

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 13 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 14(2), “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 13 before the end of that period and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F9Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F9Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the variation, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the variation are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I20 Sch. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Section 27

SCHEDULE 2E+WProcedure and appeals relating to prohibition orders

Part 1E+WService of copies of prohibition orders

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 2 Pt. 1 applied by Housing Act 1985 (c. 68), s. 300(5)(b) (as substituted (6.4.2006 (E.) and 16.6.2006 (W.)) by Housing Act 2004 (c. 34), ss. 265(1), 270(4)(5)(f), Sch. 15 para. 20); S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(d) (with Sch.); S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(b) (with Sch.)

Service on owners and occupiers of dwelling or HMO which is not a flatE+W

1(1)This paragraph applies to a prohibition order where the specified premises are a dwelling or HMO which is not a flat.E+W

(2)The authority must serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is—

(a)an owner or occupier of the whole or part of the specified premises;

(b)authorised to permit persons to occupy the whole or part of those premises; or

(c)a mortgagee of the whole or part of those premises.

(3)The copies required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the order is made.

(4)A copy of the order is to be regarded as having been served on every occupier in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2)(a) and (3) if a copy of the order is fixed to some conspicuous part of the specified premises within the period of seven days mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).

Commencement Information

I21Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Service on owners and occupiers of building containing flats etc.E+W

2(1)This paragraph applies to a prohibition order where the specified premises consist of or include the whole or any part of a building containing one or more flats or any common parts of such a building.E+W

(2)The authority must serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is—

(a)an owner or occupier of the whole or part of the building;

(b)authorised to permit persons to occupy the whole or part of the building; or

(c)a mortgagee of the whole or part of the building.

(3)Where the specified premises consist of or include any external common parts of such a building, the authority must, in addition to complying with sub-paragraph (2), serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is an owner or mortgagee of the premises in which the common parts are comprised.

(4)The copies required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) or (3) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the order is made.

(5)A copy of the order is to be regarded as having been served on every occupier in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2)(a) and (4) if a copy of the order is fixed to some conspicuous part of the building within the period of seven days mentioned in sub-paragraph (4).

Commencement Information

I22Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WService of notices relating to revocation or variation of prohibition orders

Notice of revocation or variationE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to revoke or vary a prohibition order.E+W

(2)The authority must serve a notice under this paragraph on each of the persons on whom they would be required under Part 1 of this Schedule to serve copies of a prohibition order in respect of the specified premises.

(3)The notices required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

(4)Paragraph 1(4) applies in relation to the service of notices on occupiers in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) as it applies in relation to the service on them of copies of a prohibition order in accordance with paragraph 1(2)(a) and (3).

Commencement Information

I23Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

4E+WA notice under paragraph 3 must set out—

(a)the authority’s decision to revoke or vary the order;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)if the decision is to vary the order—

(i)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(ii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 10(2)).

Commencement Information

I24Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Notice of refusal to revoke or vary orderE+W

5(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to revoke or vary a prohibition order.E+W

(2)The authority must serve a notice under this paragraph on each of the persons on whom they would be required under Part 1 of this Schedule to serve copies of a prohibition order in respect of the specified premises.

(3)The notices required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

(4)Paragraph 1(4) applies in relation to the service of notices on occupiers in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) as it applies in relation to the service on them of copies of a prohibition order in accordance with paragraph 1(2)(a) and (3).

Commencement Information

I25Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

6E+WA notice under paragraph 5 must set out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to revoke or vary the notice;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 10(2)).

Commencement Information

I26Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WAppeals relating to prohibition orders

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2 Sch. 2 Pt. 3 applied by Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) , s. 300(5)(b) (as substituted (6.4.2006 (E.) and 16.6.2006 (W.)) by Housing Act 2004 (c. 34) , ss. 265(1) , 270(4)(5)(f) , Sch. 15 para. 20 ); S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(d) (with Sch. ); S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(b) (with Sch. )

Appeal against prohibition orderE+W

7(1)A relevant person may appeal to [F10the appropriate tribunal] against a prohibition order.E+W

(2)Paragraph 8 sets out a specific ground on which an appeal may be made under this paragraph, but it does not affect the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

Textual Amendments

F10Words in Sch. 2 para. 7(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I27 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

8(1)An appeal may be made by a person under paragraph 7 on the ground that one of the courses of action mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is the best course of action in relation to the hazard in respect of which the order was made.E+W

(2)The courses of action are—

(a)serving an improvement notice under section 11 or 12 of this Act;

(b)serving a hazard awareness notice under section 28 or 29 of this Act;

(c)making a demolition order under section 265 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68).

Commencement Information

I28 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Appeal against decision relating to revocation or variation of prohibition orderE+W

9E+WA relevant person may appeal to [F11the appropriate tribunal] against—

(a)a decision by the local housing authority to vary a prohibition order, or

(b)a decision by the authority to refuse to revoke or vary a prohibition order.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I29 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limit for appealE+W

10(1)Any appeal under paragraph 7 must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the prohibition order as the date on which the order was made.E+W

(2)Any appeal under paragraph 9 must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 3 or 5 as the date on which the decision concerned was made.

(3)[F12The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F12Words in Sch. 2 para. 10(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I30 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F13... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 7E+W

Textual Amendments

F13Words in Sch. 2 para. 11 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(c) (with Sch. 3)

11(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F14the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 7.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may by order confirm, quash or vary the prohibition order.

(4)Paragraph 12 makes special provision in connection with the ground of appeal set out in paragraph 8.

Textual Amendments

F14Words in Sch. 2 para. 11(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I31 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

12(1)This paragraph applies where the grounds of appeal consist of or include that set out in paragraph 8.E+W

(2)When deciding whether one of the courses of action mentioned in paragraph 8(2) is the best course of action in relation to a particular hazard, the tribunal must have regard to any guidance given to the local housing authority under section 9.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where—

(a)an appeal under paragraph 7 is allowed against a prohibition order made in respect of a particular hazard; and

(b)the reason, or one of the reasons, for allowing the appeal is that one of the courses of action mentioned in paragraph 8(2) is the best course of action in relation to that hazard.

(4)The tribunal must, if requested to do so by the appellant or the local housing authority, include in its decision a finding to that effect and identifying the course of action concerned.

Commencement Information

I32 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F15... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 9E+W

Textual Amendments

F15Words in Sch. 2 para. 13 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(c) (with Sch. 3)

13(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F16the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 9.E+W

(2)Paragraph 11(2) applies to such an appeal as it applies to an appeal under paragraph 7.

(3)The tribunal may by order confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)If the appeal is against a decision of the authority to refuse to revoke a prohibition order, the tribunal may make an order revoking the prohibition order as from a date specified in its order.

Textual Amendments

F16Words in Sch. 2 para. 13(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 182(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I33 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 24(5)E+W

14(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of section 24(5) (operation of prohibition orders).E+W

(2)If an appeal is made under paragraph 7 against a prohibition order which is not suspended, and a decision on the appeal is given which confirms the order, “the operative time” is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F17Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F17Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 7 against a prohibition order which is suspended, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order, “the operative time” is as follows—

(a)the time that would be the operative time under sub-paragraph (2) if the order were not suspended, or

(b)if later, the time when the suspension ends.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) or (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the notice, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the order are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I34 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 25(7)E+W

15(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of section 25(7) (revocation or variation of prohibition orders).E+W

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 9 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 10(2), “the operative time” is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 10 within that period and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation, “the operative time” is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F18Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F18Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the variation, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the variation are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I35 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Meaning of “relevant person”E+W

16(1)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person”, in relation to a prohibition order, means a person who is—E+W

(a)an owner or occupier of the whole or part of the specified premises,

(b)authorised to permit persons to occupy the whole or part of those premises, or

(c)a mortgagee of the whole or part of those premises.

(2)If any specified premises are common parts of a building containing one or more flats, then in relation to those specified premises, “relevant person” means every person who is an owner or mortgagee of the premises in which the common parts are comprised.

Commencement Information

I36 Sch. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Section 31

SCHEDULE 3E+WImprovement notices: enforcement action by local housing authorities

Part 1E+WAction taken by agreement

Power to take action by agreementE+W

1(1)The local housing authority may, by agreement with the person on whom an improvement notice has been served, take any action which that person is required to take in relation to any premises in pursuance of the notice.E+W

(2)For that purpose the authority have all the rights which that person would have against any occupying tenant of, and any other person having an interest in, the premises (or any part of the premises).

(3)In this paragraph—

  • improvement notice” means an improvement notice which has become operative under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of this Act;

  • occupying tenant”, in relation to any premises, means a person (other than an owner-occupier) who—

    (a)

    occupies or is entitled to occupy the premises as a lessee;

    (b)

    is a statutory tenant of the premises;

    (c)

    occupies the premises under a restricted contract;

    (d)

    is a protected occupier within the meaning of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80); or

    (e)

    is a licensee under an assured agricultural occupancy;

  • owner-occupier”, in relation to any premises, means the person who occupies or is entitled to occupy the premises as owner or lessee under a long tenancy (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)).

Commencement Information

I37Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Expenses of taking action by agreementE+W

2E+WAny action taken by the local housing authority under paragraph 1 is to be taken at the expense of the person on whom the notice is served.

Commencement Information

I38Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WPower to take action without agreement

Power to take action without agreementE+W

3(1)The local housing authority may themselves take the action required to be taken in relation to a hazard by an improvement notice if sub-paragraph (2) or (3) applies.E+W

(2)This sub-paragraph applies if the notice is not complied with in relation to that hazard.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies if, before the end of the period which under section 30(2) is appropriate for completion of the action specified in the notice in relation to the hazard, they consider that reasonable progress is not being made towards compliance with the notice in relation to the hazard.

(4)Any person authorised in writing by the authority may enter any part of the specified premises for the purposes of the taking of any action which the authority are authorised to take under this paragraph.

(5)The right of entry conferred by sub-paragraph (4) may be exercised at any reasonable time.

(6)Any reference in this Part of this Schedule (of whatever nature) to a local housing authority entering any premises under this paragraph is a reference to their doing so in accordance with sub-paragraph (4).

(7)In this paragraph “improvement notice” means an improvement notice which has become operative under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of this Act.

Commencement Information

I39Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Notice requirements in relation to taking action without agreementE+W

4(1)The local housing authority must serve a notice under this paragraph before they enter any premises under paragraph 3 for the purpose of taking action in relation to a hazard.E+W

(2)The notice must identify the improvement notice to which it relates and state—

(a)the premises and hazard concerned;

(b)that the authority intend to enter the premises;

(c)the action which the authority intend to take on the premises; and

(d)the power under which the authority intend to enter the premises and take the action.

(3)The notice must be served on the person on whom the improvement notice was served, and a copy of the notice must be served on any other person who is an occupier of the premises.

(4)The notice and any such copy must be served sufficiently in advance of the time when the authority intend to enter the premises as to give the recipients reasonable notice of the intended entry.

(5)A copy of the notice may also be served on any owner of the premises.

Commencement Information

I40Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Obstruction of action taken without agreementE+W

5(1)If, at any relevant time—E+W

(a)the person on whom the notice under paragraph 4 was served is on the premises for the purpose of carrying out any works, or

(b)any workman employed by that person, or by any contractor employed by that person, is on the premises for such a purpose,

that person is to be taken to have committed an offence under section 241(1).

(2)In proceedings for such an offence it is a defence that there was an urgent necessity to carry out the works in order to prevent danger to persons occupying the premises.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1) “relevant time” means any time—

(a)after the end of the period of 7 days beginning with the date of service of the notice under paragraph 4, and

(b)when any workman or contractor employed by the local housing authority is taking action on the premises which has been mentioned in the notice in accordance with paragraph 4(2)(c).

Commencement Information

I41Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Expenses in relation to taking action without agreementE+W

6(1)Part 3 of this Schedule applies with respect to the recovery by the local housing authority of expenses incurred by them in taking action under paragraph 3.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) applies where, after a local housing authority have given notice under paragraph 4 of their intention to enter premises and take action, the action is in fact taken by the person on whom the improvement notice is served.

(3)Any administrative and other expenses incurred by the authority with a view to themselves taking the action are to be treated for the purposes of Part 3 of this Schedule as expenses incurred by them in taking action under paragraph 3.

Commencement Information

I42Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WRecovery of certain expenses

IntroductoryE+W

7E+WThis Part of this Schedule applies for the purpose of enabling a local housing authority to recover expenses reasonably incurred by them in taking action under paragraph 3.

Commencement Information

I43Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Recovery of expensesE+W

8(1)The expenses are recoverable by the local housing authority from the person on whom the improvement notice was served (“the relevant person”).E+W

(2)Where the relevant person receives the rent of the premises as agent or trustee for another person, the expenses are also recoverable by the local housing authority from the other person, or partly from him and partly from the relevant person.

(3)Sub-paragraph (4) applies where the relevant person proves in connection with a demand under paragraph 9—

(a)that sub-paragraph (2) applies, and

(b)that he has not, and since the date of the service on him of the demand has not had, in his hands on behalf of the other person sufficient money to discharge the whole demand of the local housing authority.

(4)The liability of the relevant person is limited to the total amount of the money which he has, or has had, in his hands as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b).

(5)Expenses are not recoverable under this paragraph so far as they are, by any direction given by [F19the appropriate tribunal] on an appeal to the tribunal under paragraph 11, recoverable under an order of the tribunal.

Textual Amendments

F19Words in Sch. 3 para. 8(5) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 183(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I44 Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Service of demandE+W

9(1)A demand for expenses recoverable under paragraph 8, together with interest in accordance with paragraph 10, must be served on each person from whom the local housing authority are seeking to recover them.E+W

(2)If no appeal is brought, the demand becomes operative at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the date of service of the demand.

(3)A demand which becomes operative under sub-paragraph (2) is final and conclusive as to matters which could have been raised on an appeal.

(4)Paragraph 11 deals with appeals against demands.

Commencement Information

I45Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

InterestE+W

10E+WExpenses in respect of which a demand is served carry interest, at such reasonable rate as the local housing authority may determine, from the date of service until payment of all sums due under the demand.

Commencement Information

I46Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

AppealsE+W

11(1)A person on whom a demand for the recovery of expenses has been served may appeal to [F20the appropriate tribunal] against the demand.E+W

(2)An appeal must be made within the period of 21 days beginning with the date of service of the demand or copy of it under paragraph 9.

(3)[F21The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

(4)Where the demand relates to action taken by virtue of paragraph 3(3), an appeal may be brought on the ground that reasonable progress was being made towards compliance with the improvement notice when the local housing authority gave notice under paragraph 4 of their intention to enter and take the action.

This does not affect the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

(5)The tribunal may, on an appeal, make such order confirming, quashing or varying the demand as it considers appropriate.

(6)A demand against which an appeal is brought becomes operative as follows—

(a)if a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the demand and the period within which an appeal to the [F22Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, the demand becomes operative at end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F22Upper Tribunal] is brought and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the demand, the demand becomes operative at the time of that decision.

(7)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (6)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the demand, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the demand are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

(8)No question may be raised on appeal under this paragraph which might have been raised on an appeal against the improvement notice.

Textual Amendments

F20Words in Sch. 3 para. 11(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 183(a) (with Sch. 3)

F21Words in Sch. 3 para. 11(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 183(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I47 Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Expenses and interest recoverable from occupiersE+W

12(1)Where a demand becomes operative by virtue of paragraph 9(2) or 11(6), the local housing authority may serve a recovery notice on any person—E+W

(a)who occupies the premises concerned, or part of those premises, as the tenant or licensee of the person on whom the demand was served under paragraph 9(1); and

(b)who, by virtue of his tenancy or licence, pays rent or any sum in the nature of rent to the person on whom the demand was served.

(2)A recovery notice is a notice—

(a)stating the amount of expenses recoverable by the local housing authority; and

(b)requiring all future payments by the tenant or licensee of rent or sums in the nature of rent (whether already accrued due or not) to be made direct to the authority until the expenses recoverable by the authority, together with any accrued interest on them, have been duly paid.

(3)In the case of a demand which was served on any person as agent or trustee for another person (“the principal”), sub-paragraph (1) has effect as if the references in paragraphs (a) and (b) to the person on whom the demand was served were references to that person or the principal.

(4)The effect of a recovery notice, once served under sub-paragraph (1), is to transfer to the local housing authority the right to recover, receive and give a discharge for the rent or sums in the nature of rent.

(5)This is subject to any direction to the contrary contained in a further notice served by the local housing authority on the tenant or licensee.

(6)In addition, the right to recover, receive and give a discharge for any rent or sums in the nature of rent is postponed to any right in respect of that rent or those sums which may at any time be vested in a superior landlord by virtue of a notice under section 6 of the Law of Distress Amendment Act 1908 (c. 53).

Commencement Information

I48Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Expenses and interest to be a charge on the premisesE+W

13(1)Until recovered, the expenses recoverable by the local housing authority, together with any accrued interest on them, are a charge on the premises to which the improvement notice related.E+W

(2)The charge takes effect when the demand for the expenses and interest becomes operative by virtue of paragraph 9(2) or 11(6).

(3)For the purpose of enforcing the charge, the local housing authority have the same powers and remedies, under the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20) and otherwise, as if they were mortgagees by deed having powers of sale and lease, of accepting surrenders of leases and of appointing a receiver.

(4)The power of appointing a receiver is exercisable at any time after the end of one month beginning with the date when the charge takes effect.

Commencement Information

I49Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Recovery of expenses and interest from other persons profiting from taking of actionE+W

14(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if, on an application to [F23the appropriate tribunal], the local housing authority satisfy the tribunal that—E+W

(a)the expenses and interest have not been and are unlikely to be recovered; and

(b)a person is profiting by the taking of the action under paragraph 3 in respect of which the expenses were incurred in that he is obtaining rents or other payments which would not have been obtainable if the number of persons living in the premises was limited to that appropriate for the premises in their state before the action was taken.

(2)The tribunal may, if satisfied that the person concerned has had proper notice of the application, order him to make such payments to the local housing authority as the tribunal considers to be just.

Textual Amendments

F23Words in Sch. 3 para. 14(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 183(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I50 Sch. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Sections 67 and 90

SCHEDULE 4E+WLicences under Parts 2 and 3: mandatory conditions

Conditions to be included in licences under Part 2 or 3E+W

1(1)A licence under Part 2 or 3 must include the following conditions.E+W

(2)Conditions requiring the licence holder, if gas is supplied to the house, to produce to the local housing authority annually for their inspection a gas safety certificate obtained in respect of the house within the last 12 months.

(3)Conditions requiring the licence holder—

(a)to keep electrical appliances and furniture made available by him in the house in a safe condition;

(b)to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the safety of such appliances and furniture;

[F24(c)where the house is in England, additionally—

(i)to ensure that every electrical installation in the house is in proper working order and safe for continued use; and

(ii)to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the safety of such installations;

(d)for the purposes of paragraph (c) “electrical installation” has the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Building Regulations 2010.]

(4)Conditions requiring the licence holder—

[F25(za)where the house is in England—

(i)to ensure that a smoke alarm is installed on each storey of the house on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation, and

(ii)to keep each such alarm in proper working order;]

(a)[F26where the house is in Wales,] to ensure that smoke alarms are installed in the house and to keep them in proper working order;

(b)[F27in either case,] to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the condition and positioning of such alarms.

[F28(4A)Where the house is in England, conditions requiring the licence holder—

(a)to ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room in the house which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance;

(b)to keep any such alarm in proper working order; and

(c)to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the condition and positioning of any such alarm.]

(5)Conditions requiring the licence holder to supply to the occupiers of the house a written statement of the terms on which they occupy it.

[F29(6)In sub-paragraph (4A) “room” includes a hall or landing.

(7)For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (4) and (4A), a bathroom or lavatory is to be treated as a room used as living accommodation.]

Textual Amendments

F24Sch. 4 para. 1(3)(c)(d) inserted (E.) (with application in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/312), regs. 1(2), 13

Commencement Information

I51Sch. 4 para. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 4 para. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 4 para. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 4 para. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

[F30Additional conditions to be included in licences under Part 2: floor area etcE+W

1A.(1)Where the HMO is in England, a licence under Part 2 must include the following conditions.E+W

(2)Conditions requiring the licence holder—

(a)to ensure that the floor area of any room in the HMO used as sleeping accommodation by one person aged over 10 years is not less than 6.51 square metres;

(b)to ensure that the floor area of any room in the HMO used as sleeping accommodation by two persons aged over 10 years is not less than 10.22 square metres;

(c)to ensure that the floor area of any room in the HMO used as sleeping accommodation by one person aged under 10 years is not less than 4.64 square metres;

(d)to ensure that any room in the HMO with a floor area of less than 4.64 square metres is not used as sleeping accommodation.

(3)Conditions requiring the licence holder to ensure that—

(a)where any room in the HMO is used as sleeping accommodation by persons aged over 10 years only, it is not used as such by more than the maximum number of persons aged over 10 years specified in the licence;

(b)where any room in the HMO is used as sleeping accommodation by persons aged under 10 years only, it is not used as such by more than the maximum number of persons aged under 10 years specified in the licence;

(c)where any room in the HMO is used as sleeping accommodation by persons aged over 10 years and persons aged under 10 years, it is not used as such by more than the maximum number of persons aged over 10 years specified in the licence and the maximum number of persons aged under 10 years so specified.

(4)Conditions which apply if—

(a)any of the conditions imposed pursuant to sub-paragraph (2) or (3) have been breached in relation to the HMO,

(b)the licence holder has not knowingly permitted the breach, and

(c)the local housing authority have notified the licence holder of the breach,

and which require the licence holder to rectify the breach within the specified period.

(5)In sub-paragraph (4) the specified period means the period, of not more than 18 months beginning with the date of the notification, which is specified in the notification.

(6)Conditions requiring the licence holder to notify the local housing authority of any room in the HMO with a floor area of less than 4.64 square metres.

(7)In this paragraph a reference to a number of persons using a room in an HMO as sleeping accommodation does not include a person doing so as a visitor of an occupier of the HMO.

(8)For the purposes of this paragraph a room is used as sleeping accommodation if it is normally used as a bedroom, whether or not it is also used for other purposes.

(9)Any part of the floor area of a room in relation to which the height of the ceiling is less than 1.5 metres is not to be taken into account in determining the floor area of that room for the purposes of this paragraph.

(10)This paragraph does not apply to an HMO which is managed by a charity registered under the Charities Act 2011 and which—

(a)is a night shelter, or

(b)consists of temporary accommodation for persons suffering or recovering from drug or alcohol abuse or a mental disorder.

Time for compliance with conditions under paragraph 1A(2) and (3)E+W

1B.(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an HMO in England in respect of the first licence granted on or after 1st October 2018 in relation to the HMO, regardless of whether a licence was in force in relation to the HMO immediately before that date.E+W

(2)If the local housing authority consider that, at the time the licence is granted, the licence holder is not complying with one or more of the conditions of the licence imposed pursuant to paragraph 1A(2) and (3), the authority must when granting the licence provide the licence holder with a notification specifying the condition or conditions and the period within which the licence holder is required to comply with the condition or conditions.

(3)The period specified in the notification must not exceed 18 months from the date of the notification.

(4)Within the period specified in the notification—

(a)the local housing authority may not revoke the licence for a breach (or repeated breach) of any condition of the licence specified in the notification,

(b)the licence holder does not commit an offence under section 72(3) in respect of any failure to comply with such a condition, and

(c)the local housing authority may not impose a financial penalty under section 249A on the licence holder in respect of such a failure.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) do not apply if, before the licence was granted, the licence holder was convicted of an offence under section 72(2) or (3) in relation to the HMO.

Additional conditions to be included in licences under Part 2: household wasteE+W

1C.E+WWhere the HMO is in England, a licence under Part 2 must include conditions requiring the licence holder to comply with any scheme which is provided by the local housing authority to the licence holder and which relates to the storage and disposal of household waste at the HMO pending collection.]

Additional conditions to be included in licences under Part 3E+W

2E+WA licence under Part 3 must include conditions requiring the licence holder to demand references from persons who wish to occupy the house.

Commencement Information

I52Sch. 4 para. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 4 para. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 4 para. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 4 para. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Power to prescribe conditionsE+W

3E+WThe appropriate national authority may by regulations amend this Schedule so as to alter (by the addition or removal of conditions) the conditions which must be included—

(a)in a licence under Part 2 or 3, or

(b)only in a licence under one of those Parts.

Commencement Information

I53Sch. 4 para. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 4 para. 3 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 4 para. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 4 para. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

InterpretationE+W

4E+WIn this Schedule “the house” means the HMO or Part 3 house in respect of which the licence is granted.

Commencement Information

I54Sch. 4 para. 4 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 4 para. 4 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 4 para. 4 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 4 para. 4 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Sections 71 and 94

SCHEDULE 5E+WLicences under Parts 2 and 3: procedure and appeals

Part 1E+WProcedure relating to grant or refusal of licences

Requirements before grant of licenceE+W

1E+WBefore granting a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph, together with a copy of the proposed licence, on the applicant for the licence and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I55Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

2E+WThe notice under paragraph 1 must state that the authority are proposing to grant the licence and set out—

(a)the reasons for granting the licence,

(b)the main terms of the licence, and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I56Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

3(1)This paragraph applies if, having considered representations made in accordance with a notice under paragraph 1 or this paragraph, the local housing authority propose to grant a licence with modifications.E+W

(2)Before granting the licence the authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on the applicant for the licence and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I57Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

4E+WThe notice under paragraph 3 must set out—

(a)the proposed modifications,

(b)the reasons for them, and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I58Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Requirements before refusal to grant licenceE+W

5E+WBefore refusing to grant a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on the applicant for the licence and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I59Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

6E+WThe notice under paragraph 5 must state that the local housing authority are proposing to refuse to grant the licence and set out—

(a)the reasons for refusing to grant the licence, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I60Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Requirements following grant or refusal of licenceE+W

7(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to grant a licence.E+W

(2)The local housing authority must serve on the applicant for the licence (and, if different, the licence holder) and each relevant person—

(a)a copy of the licence, and

(b)a notice setting out—

(i)the reasons for deciding to grant the licence and the date on which the decision was made,

(ii)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(iii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(1)).

(3)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I61Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

8(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to grant a licence.E+W

(2)The local housing authority must serve on the applicant for the licence and each relevant person a notice setting out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to grant the licence,

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(1)).

(3)The notices required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I62Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Exceptions from requirements in relation to grant or refusal of licencesE+W

9E+WThe requirements of paragraph 3 (and those of paragraph 1) do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served a notice under paragraph 1 but not paragraph 3 in relation to the proposed licence, and

(b)consider that the modifications which are now being proposed are not material in any respect.

Commencement Information

I63Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

10E+WThe requirements of paragraph 3 (and those of paragraph 1) do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served notices under paragraphs 1 and 3 in relation to the matter concerned, and

(b)consider that the further modifications which are now being proposed do not differ in any material respect from the modifications in relation to which a notice was last served under paragraph 3.

Commencement Information

I64Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

11E+WParagraphs 5, 6 and 8 do not apply to a refusal to grant a licence on particular terms if the local housing authority are proposing to grant the licence on different terms.

Commencement Information

I65Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

[F3111AE+WThe requirements of paragraph 5 do not apply where the refusal to grant the licence was because of section 66(3C) or 89(3C) (person with banning order not a fit and proper person).]

Meaning of “the end of the consultation period”E+W

12(1)In this Part of this Schedule “the end of the consultation period” means the last day for making representations in respect of the matter in question.E+W

(2)The end of the consultation period must be—

(a)in the case of a notice under paragraph 1 or 5, a day which is at least 14 days after the date of service of the notice; and

(b)in the case of a notice under paragraph 3, a day which is at least 7 days after the date of service of the notice.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the date of service”of a notice means, in a case where more than one notice is served, the date on which the last of the notices is served.

Commencement Information

I66Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Meaning of “licence” and “relevant person”E+W

13(1)In this Part of this Schedule “licence” means a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act.E+W

(2)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person”, in relation to a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act, means any person (other than a person excluded by sub-paragraph (3))—

(a)who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority concerned, is—

(i)a person having an estate or interest in the HMO or Part 3 house in question, or

(ii)a person managing or having control of that HMO or Part 3 house (and not falling within sub-paragraph (i)), or

(b)on whom any restriction or obligation is or is to be imposed by the licence in accordance with section 67(5) or 90(6).

(3)The persons excluded by this sub-paragraph are—

(a)the applicant for the licence and (if different) the licence holder, and

(b)any tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less.

Commencement Information

I67Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WProcedure relating to variation or revocation of licences

Variation of licencesE+W

14E+WBefore varying a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on the licence holder and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I68Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

15E+WThe notice under paragraph 14 must state that the local housing authority are proposing to make the variation and set out—

(a)the effect of the variation,

(b)the reasons for the variation, and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I69Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

16(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to vary a licence.E+W

(2)The local housing authority must serve on the licence holder and each relevant person—

(a)a copy of the authority’s decision to vary the licence, and

(b)a notice setting out—

(i)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(ii)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(iii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(2)).

(3)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I70Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Exceptions from requirements of paragraph 14E+W

17E+WThe requirements of paragraph 14 do not apply if—

(a)the local housing authority consider that the variation is not material, or

(b)the variation is agreed by the licence holder and the local housing authority consider that it would not be appropriate to comply with the requirements of that paragraph.

Commencement Information

I71Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

18E+WThe requirements of paragraph 14 do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served a notice under that paragraph in relation to a proposed variation, and

(b)consider that the variation which is now being proposed is not materially different from the previous proposed variation.

Commencement Information

I72Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Refusal to vary a licenceE+W

19E+WBefore refusing to vary a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on the licence holder and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I73Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

20E+WThe notice under paragraph 19 must state that the authority are proposing to refuse to vary the licence and set out—

(a)the reasons for refusing to vary the licence, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I74Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

21(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to vary a licence.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on the licence holder and each relevant person a notice setting out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to vary the licence,

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(2)).

(3)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I75Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Revocation of licencesE+W

22E+WBefore revoking a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice on the licence holder under this paragraph and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I76Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

23E+WThe notice under paragraph 22 must state that the authority are proposing to revoke the licence and set out—

(a)the reasons for the revocation, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I77Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

24(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to revoke a licence.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on the licence holder and each relevant person—

(a)a copy of the authority’s decision to revoke the licence, and

(b)a notice setting out—

(i)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(ii)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(iii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(2)).

(3)The documents required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I78Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Exception from requirements of paragraph 22E+W

25E+WThe requirements of paragraph 22 do not apply if the revocation is agreed by the licence holder and the local housing authority consider that it would not be appropriate to comply with the requirements of that paragraph.

Commencement Information

I79Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

[F3225AE+WThe requirements of paragraph 22 do not apply if the revocation is required by section 70A or 93A (duty to revoke licence in banning order cases).]

Refusal to revoke a licenceE+W

26E+WBefore refusing to revoke a licence, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on the licence holder and each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I80Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

27E+WThe notice under paragraph 26 must state that the authority are proposing to refuse to revoke the licence and set out—

(a)the reasons for refusing to revoke the licence, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I81Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

28(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to revoke a licence.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on the licence holder and each relevant person a notice setting out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to revoke the licence,

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 33(2)).

(3)The notices required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I82Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Meaning of “the end of the consultation period”E+W

29(1)In this Part of this Schedule “the end of the consultation period” means the last day on which representations may be made in respect of the matter in question.E+W

(2)That date must be at least 14 days after the date of service of the notice in question.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the date of service”of a notice means, in a case where more than one notice is served, the date on which the last of the notices is served.

Commencement Information

I83Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Meaning of “licence” and “relevant person”E+W

30(1)In this Part of this Schedule “licence” means a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act.E+W

(2)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person”, in relation to a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act, means any person (other than a person excluded by sub-paragraph (3))—

(a)who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority concerned, is—

(i)a person having an estate or interest in the HMO or Part 3 house in question, or

(ii)a person managing or having control of that HMO or Part 3 house (and not falling within sub-paragraph (i)), or

(b)on whom any restriction or obligation is or is to be imposed by the licence in accordance with section 67(5) or 90(6).

(3)The persons excluded by this sub-paragraph are—

(a)the licence holder, and

(b)any tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less.

Commencement Information

I84Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WAppeals against licence decisions

Right to appeal against refusal or grant of licenceE+W

31(1)The applicant or any relevant person may appeal to [F33the appropriate tribunal] against a decision by the local housing authority on an application for a licence—E+W

(a)to refuse to grant the licence, or

(b)to grant the licence.

(2)An appeal under sub-paragraph (1)(b) may, in particular, relate to any of the terms of the licence.

Textual Amendments

F33Words in Sch. 5 para. 31(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 184(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I85 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Right to appeal against decision or refusal to vary or revoke licenceE+W

32(1)The licence holder or any relevant person may appeal to [F34the appropriate tribunal] against a decision by the local housing authority—E+W

(a)to vary or revoke a licence, or

(b)to refuse to vary or revoke a licence.

(2)But this does not apply to the licence holder in a case where the decision to vary or revoke the licence was made with his agreement.

Textual Amendments

F34Words in Sch. 5 para. 32(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 184(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I86 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

[F35No rights of appeal where banning order involvedE+W

32A(1)The right of appeal under paragraph 31(1)(a) does not apply where a licence is refused because of section 66(3A) or 89(3A) (person with banning order not a fit and proper person).E+W

(2)The right of appeal under paragraph 32(1)(a) does not apply in relation to the revocation of a licence required by section 70A or 93A (duty to revoke licence in banning order cases).]

Time limits for appealsE+W

33(1)Any appeal under paragraph 31 against a decision to grant, or (as the case may be) to refuse to grant, a licence must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 7 or 8 as the date on which the decision was made.E+W

(2)Any appeal under paragraph 32 against a decision to vary or revoke, or (as the case may be) to refuse to vary or revoke, a licence must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 16, 21, 24 or 28 as the date on which the decision was made.

(3)[F36The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) or (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F36Words in Sch. 5 para. 33(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 184(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I87 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F37... tribunal hearing appealE+W

Textual Amendments

F37Words in Sch. 5 para. 34 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 184(c) (with Sch. 3)

34(1)This paragraph applies to appeals to [F38the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 31 or 32.E+W

(2)An appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)On an appeal under paragraph 31 the tribunal may direct the authority to grant a licence to the applicant for the licence on such terms as the tribunal may direct.

Textual Amendments

F38Words in Sch. 5 para. 34(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 184(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I88 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 69(6), 70(8), 92(3) or 93(5)E+W

35(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of—E+W

(a)section 69(6) or 70(8) (variation or revocation of licence under Part 2 of this Act), or

(b)section 92(3) or 93(5) (variation or revocation of licence under Part 3 of this Act).

(2)If the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 33(2) has expired without an appeal having been made under paragraph 32, “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 32 within that period and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F39Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F39Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision confirming the variation or revocation appealed against; and

(b)references to a decision which confirms a variation are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I89 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Meaning of “licence” and “relevant person”E+W

36(1)In this Part of this Schedule “licence” means a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act.E+W

(2)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person”, in relation to a licence under Part 2 or 3 of this Act, means any person (other than a person excluded by sub-paragraph (3))—

(a)who is—

(i)a person having an estate or interest in the HMO or Part 3 house concerned, or

(ii)a person managing or having control of that HMO or Part 3 house (and not falling within sub-paragraph (i)), or

(b)on whom any restriction or obligation is or is to be imposed by the licence in accordance with section 67(5) or 90(6).

(3)The persons excluded by this sub-paragraph are—

(a)the applicant for the licence and (if different) the licence holder, and

(b)any tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less.

Commencement Information

I90 Sch. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Section 123

SCHEDULE 6E+WManagement orders: procedure and appeals

Part 1E+WProcedure relating to making of management orders

Requirements before making final management orderE+W

1E+WBefore making a final management order, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a copy of the proposed order, together with a notice under this paragraph, on each relevant person; and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I91Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

2E+WThe notice under paragraph 1 must state that the authority are proposing to make a final management order and set out—

(a)the reasons for making the order;

(b)the main terms of the proposed order (including those of the management scheme to be contained in it); and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I92Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

3(1)This paragraph applies if, having considered representations made in accordance with a notice under paragraph 1 or this paragraph, the local housing authority propose to make a final management order with modifications.E+W

(2)Before making the order, the authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on each relevant person; and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I93Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

4E+WThe notice under paragraph 3 must set out—

(a)the proposed modifications;

(b)the reasons for them; and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I94Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Exceptions from requirements relating to making of final management orderE+W

5E+WThe requirements of paragraph 3 (and those of paragraph 1) do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served notice under paragraph 1 but not paragraph 3 in relation to the proposed final management order; and

(b)consider that the modifications which are now being proposed are not material in any respect.

Commencement Information

I95Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

6E+WThe requirements of paragraph 3 (and those of paragraph 1) do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served notices under paragraphs 1 and 3 in relation to the matter concerned; and

(b)consider that the further modifications which are now being proposed do not differ in any material respect from the modifications in relation to which a notice was last served under paragraph 3.

Commencement Information

I96Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Requirements following making of interim or final management orderE+W

7(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority make an interim management order or a final management order.E+W

(2)As soon as practicable after the order is made, the authority must serve on the occupiers of the house—

(a)a copy of the order, and

(b)a notice under this sub-paragraph.

(3)Those documents are to be regarded as having been served on the occupiers if they are fixed to a conspicuous part of the house.

(4)The notice under sub-paragraph (2) must set out—

(a)the reasons for making the order and the date on which it was made,

(b)the general effect of the order, and

(c)the date on which the order is to cease to have effect in accordance with [F40section 105(4), (5) or (7A) or 114(3), (4) or (4A)] (or, if applicable, how the date mentioned in section 105(6) is to be determined),

and (if it is a final management order) give a general description of the way in which the house is to be managed by the authority in accordance with the management scheme contained in the order.

(5)The authority must also serve a copy of the order, together with a notice under this sub-paragraph, on each relevant person.

(6)The notice under sub-paragraph (5) must comply with sub-paragraph (4) and also contain information about—

(a)the right of appeal against the order under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(b)the period within which any such appeal may be made (see paragraph 25(2)).

(7)The documents required to be served on each relevant person under sub-paragraph (5) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the order is made.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I97Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Meaning of “the end of the consultation period” and “relevant person”E+W

8(1)In this Part of this Schedule “the end of the consultation period” means the last day for making representations in respect of the matter in question.E+W

(2)The end of the consultation period must be—

(a)in the case of a notice under paragraph 1, a day which is at least 14 days after the date of service of the notice; and

(b)in the case of a notice under paragraph 3, a day which is at least 7 days after the date of service of the notice.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the date of service”of a notice means, in a case where more than one notice is served, the date on which the last of the notices is served.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person” means any person who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority, is—

(a)a person having an estate or interest in the house or part of it (but who is not a tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less), or

(b)any other person who (but for the order) would be a person managing or having control of the house or part of it.

Commencement Information

I98Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WProcedure relating to variation or revocation of management orders

Variation of management ordersE+W

9E+WBefore varying an interim or final management order, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I99Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

10E+WThe notice under paragraph 9 must state that the authority are proposing to make the variation and specify—

(a)the effect of the variation,

(b)the reasons for the variation, and

(c)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I100Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

11(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to vary an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The local housing authority must serve on each relevant person—

(a)a copy of the authority’s decision to vary the order, and

(b)a notice setting out—

(i)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made,

(ii)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule, and

(iii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 29(2)).

(3)The documents required to be served on each relevant person under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I101Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Exceptions from requirements of paragraph 9E+W

12E+WThe requirements of paragraph 9 do not apply if the local housing authority consider that the variation is not material.

Commencement Information

I102Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

13E+WThe requirements of paragraph 9 do not apply if the local housing authority—

(a)have already served a notice under that paragraph in relation to a proposed variation; and

(b)consider that the variation which is now being proposed is not materially different from the previous proposed variation.

Commencement Information

I103Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Refusal to vary interim or final management orderE+W

14E+WBefore refusing to vary an interim or final management order, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I104Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

15E+WThe notice under paragraph 14 must state that the authority are proposing to refuse to make the variation and set out—

(a)the reasons for refusing to make the variation, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I105Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

16(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to vary an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on each relevant person a notice setting out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to vary the order;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 29(2)).

(3)The notices required to be served on each relevant person under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I106Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Revocation of management ordersE+W

17E+WBefore revoking an interim or final management order, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on each relevant person, and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I107Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

18E+WThe notice under paragraph 17 must state that the authority are proposing to revoke the order and specify—

(a)the reasons for the revocation, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I108Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

19(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority decide to revoke an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on each relevant person—

(a)a copy of the authority’s decision to revoke the order; and

(b)a notice setting out—

(i)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(ii)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(iii)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 29(2)).

(3)The documents required to be served on each relevant person under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I109Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Refusal to revoke management orderE+W

20E+WBefore refusing to revoke an interim or final management order, the local housing authority must—

(a)serve a notice under this paragraph on each relevant person; and

(b)consider any representations made in accordance with the notice and not withdrawn.

Commencement Information

I110Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

21E+WThe notice under paragraph 20 must state that the authority are proposing to refuse to revoke the order and set out—

(a)the reasons for refusing to revoke the order, and

(b)the end of the consultation period.

Commencement Information

I111Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

22(1)This paragraph applies where the local housing authority refuse to revoke an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The authority must serve on each relevant person a notice setting out—

(a)the authority’s decision not to revoke the order;

(b)the reasons for the decision and the date on which it was made;

(c)the right of appeal against the decision under Part 3 of this Schedule; and

(d)the period within which an appeal may be made (see paragraph 29(2)).

(3)The notices required to be served on each relevant person under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the decision is made.

Commencement Information

I112Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Meaning of “the end of the consultation period” and “relevant person”E+W

23(1)In this Part of this Schedule “the end of the consultation period” means the last day for making representations in respect of the matter in question.E+W

(2)The end of the consultation period must be a day which is at least 14 days after the date of service of the notice.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) “the date of service”of a notice means, in a case where more than one notice is served, the date on which the last of the notices is served.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule “relevant person” means any person who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority, is—

(a)a person having an estate or interest in the house or part of it (but who is not a tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less), or

(b)any other person who (but for the order) would be a person managing or having control of the house or part of it.

Commencement Information

I113Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WAppeals against decisions relating to management orders

Right to appeal against making of order etc.E+W

24(1)A relevant person may appeal to [F41the appropriate tribunal] against—E+W

(a)a decision of the local housing authority to make an interim or final management order, or

(b)the terms of such an order (including, if it is a final management order, those of the management scheme contained in it).

(2)Except to the extent that an appeal may be made in accordance with sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to an interim management order made under section 102(4) or (7) or in accordance with a direction given under paragraph 26(5).

(3)An appeal may be made under sub-paragraph (1)(b) on the grounds that the terms of an interim management order do not provide for one or both of the matters mentioned in section 110(5)(a) and (b) (which relate to payments of surplus rent etc.).

(4)Where an appeal is made under sub-paragraph (1)(b) only on those grounds—

(a)the appeal may be brought at any time while the order is in force (with the result that nothing in sub-paragraph (5) or paragraph 25 applies in relation to the appeal); and

(b)the powers of [F42the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 26 are limited to determining whether the order should be varied by the tribunal so as to include a term providing for the matter or matters in question, and (if so) what provision should be made by the term.

(5)If no appeal is brought against an interim or final management order under this paragraph within the time allowed by paragraph 25 for making such an appeal, the order is final and conclusive as to the matters which could have been raised on appeal.

Textual Amendments

F41Words in Sch. 6 para. 24(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(a) (with Sch. 3)

F42Words in Sch. 6 para. 24(4)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I114 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limits for appeals under paragraph 24E+W

25(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 24 in respect of an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 7(5) as the date on which the order was made.

(3)[F43The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F43Words in Sch. 6 para. 25(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I115 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F44... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 24E+W

Textual Amendments

F44Words in Sch. 6 para. 26 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(c) (with Sch. 3)

26(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F45the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 24 in respect of an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may confirm or vary the order or revoke it —

(a)(in the case of an interim management order) as from a date specified in the tribunal’s order, or

(b)(in the case of a final management order) as from the date of the tribunal’s order.

(4)If —

(a)the tribunal revokes an interim or final management order,

(b)it appears to the tribunal that, on the revocation of the order, the house will be required to be licensed under Part 2 or 3 of this Act, and

(c)the tribunal does not give a direction under sub-paragraph (5) or (6),

the tribunal must direct the local housing authority to grant such a licence to such person and on such terms as the tribunal may direct.

[F46(4A)An interim management order may not be revoked under this paragraph if—

(a)the immediate landlord is subject to a banning order under section 16 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016,

(b)there is in force an agreement which, under section 108, has effect as a lease or licence granted by the authority, and

(c)revoking the interim management order specified in the order would cause the immediate landlord to breach the banning order because of the effect of section 130(2)(b).

(4B)In a case where sub-paragraph (4A) would otherwise prevent the tribunal from revoking the order with effect from a particular date, the tribunal may require the local housing authority to exercise any power it has to bring an agreement mentioned in that sub-paragraph to an end.]

(5)If the tribunal revokes a final management order, the tribunal may direct the local housing authority to make an interim management order in respect of the house or part of it on such terms as the tribunal may direct.

This applies despite section 102(9).

(6)If the tribunal revokes a final management order, the tribunal may direct the local housing authority to serve a temporary exemption notice under section 62 or 86 in respect of the house that comes into force on such date as the tribunal directs.

(7)The revocation of an interimmanagement order by the tribunal does not affect the validity of anything previously done in pursuance of the order.

Textual Amendments

F45Words in Sch. 6 para. 26(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I116 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 114(2)E+W

27(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of section 114(2).E+W

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 24 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 25(2), “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 24 before the end of that period, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F47Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F47Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the order, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the order are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I117 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Right to appeal against decision or refusal to vary or revoke interim management orderE+W

28E+WA relevant person may appeal to [F48the appropriate tribunal] against—

(a)a decision of a local housing authority to vary or revoke an interim or final management order, or

(b)a refusal of a local housing authority to vary or revoke an interim or final management order.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I118 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limits for appeals under paragraph 28E+W

29(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 28 against a decision to vary or revoke, or (as the case may be) to refuse to vary or revoke, an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 11, 16, 19 or 22 as the date on which the decision concerned was made.

(3)[F49The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F49Words in Sch. 6 para. 29(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I119 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F50... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 28E+W

Textual Amendments

F50Words in Sch. 6 para. 30 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(c) (with Sch. 3)

30(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F51the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 28 against a decision to vary or revoke, or (as the case may be) to refuse to vary or revoke, an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)Paragraph 26(2) applies to such an appeal as it applies to an appeal under paragraph 24.

(3)The tribunal may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)If the appeal is against a decision of the authority to refuse to revoke the order, the tribunal may make an order revoking the order as from a date specified in its order.

[F52(5)In a case where subsection (2A) of section 112 or 122 would otherwise prevent the tribunal from revoking the order with effect from a particular date, the tribunal may require the local housing authority to exercise any power it has to bring an agreement mentioned in that subsection to an end.]

Textual Amendments

F51Words in Sch. 6 para. 30(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I120 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of section 111(2), 112(2), 121(2) or 122(2)E+W

31(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of—E+W

(a)section 111(2) or 112(2) (variation or revocation of interim management order), or

(b)section 121(2) or 122(2) (variation or revocation of final management order).

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 28 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 29(2), “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 28 within that period, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F53Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F53Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the variation or revocation appealed against; and

(b)references to a decision which confirms a variation are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I121 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Right to appeal against decision in respect of compensation payable to third partiesE+W

32(1)This paragraph applies where a local housing authority have made a decision under section 128 as to whether compensation should be paid to a third party in respect of any interference with his rights in consequence of an interim or final management order.E+W

(2)The third party may appeal to [F54the appropriate tribunal] against—

(a)a decision by the authority not to pay compensation to him, or

(b)a decision of the authority so far as relating to the amount of compensation that should be paid.

Textual Amendments

F54Words in Sch. 6 para. 32(2) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I122 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limits for appeals under paragraph 32E+W

33(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 32 against a decision of a local housing authority not to pay compensation to a third party or as to the amount of compensation to be paid.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date the authority notifies the third party under section 128(2).

(3)[F55The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F55Words in Sch. 6 para. 33(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I123 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F56... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 32E+W

Textual Amendments

F56Words in Sch. 6 para. 34 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 185(c) (with Sch. 3)

34(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 32 against a decision of a local housing authority not to pay compensation to a third party or as to the amount of compensation to be paid.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)Where the tribunal reverses or varies a decision of the authority in respect of a final management order, it must make an order varying the management scheme contained in the final management order accordingly.

Commencement Information

I124 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Meaning of “relevant person”E+W

35E+WIn this Part of this Schedule “relevant person” means—

(a)any person who has an estate or interest in the house or part of it (but is not a tenant under a lease with an unexpired term of 3 years or less), or

(b)any other person who (but for the order) would be a person managing or having control of the house or part of it.

Commencement Information

I125 Sch. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Section 132

SCHEDULE 7E+WFurther provisions regarding empty dwelling management orders

Part 1E+WInterim EDMOs

Operation of interim EDMOsE+W

1(1)This paragraph deals with the time when an interim EDMO comes into force or ceases to have effect.E+W

(2)The order comes into force when it is made.

(3)The order ceases to have effect at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the date on which it is made, unless it ceases to have effect at some other time as mentioned below.

(4)If the order provides that it is to cease to have effect on a date falling before the end of that period, it accordingly ceases to have effect on that date.

(5)Sub-paragraphs (6) and (7) apply where—

(a)a final EDMO (“the final EDMO”) has been made under section 136 so as to replace the order (“the interim EDMO”), but

(b)the final EDMO has not come into force because of an appeal to [F57the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 26 against the making of the final EDMO.

(6)If the date on which the final EDMO comes into force in relation to the dwelling following the disposal of the appeal is later than the date on which the interim EDMO would cease to have effect apart from this sub-paragraph, the interim EDMO continues in force until that later date.

(7)If, on the application of the authority, the tribunal makes an order providing for the interim EDMO to continue in force, pending the disposal of the appeal, until a date later than that on which the interim EDMO would cease to have effect apart from this sub-paragraph, the interim EDMO accordingly continues in force until that later date.

(8)This paragraph has effect subject to paragraphs 6 and 7 (variation or revocation of orders by authority) and to the power of revocation exercisable by a residential property tribunal on an appeal made under paragraph 30.

Textual Amendments

F57Words in Sch. 7 para. 1(5)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I126 Sch. 7 para. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

General effect of interim EDMOsE+W

2(1)This paragraph applies while an interim EDMO is in force in relation to a dwelling.E+W

(2)The rights and powers conferred by sub-paragraph (3) are exercisable by the authority in performing their duties under section 135(1) to (3) in respect of the dwelling.

(3)The authority—

(a)have the right to possession of the dwelling (subject to the rights of existing occupiers preserved by paragraph 18(3));

(b)have the right to do (and authorise a manager or other person to do) in relation to the dwelling anything which the relevant proprietor of the dwelling would (but for the order) be entitled to do;

(c)may create one or more of the following—

(i)an interest in the dwelling which, as far as possible, has all the incidents of a leasehold, or

(ii)a right in the nature of a licence to occupy part of the dwelling;

(d)may apply to [F58the appropriate tribunal] for an order under paragraph 22 determining a lease or licence of the dwelling.

(4)But the authority may not under sub-paragraph (3)(c) create any interest or right in the nature of a lease or licence unless—

(a)consent in writing has been given by the relevant proprietor of the dwelling, and

(b)where the relevant proprietor is a lessee under a lease of the dwelling, the interest or right is created for a term that is less than the term of that lease.

(5)The authority—

(a)do not under this paragraph acquire any estate or interest in the dwelling, and

(b)accordingly are not entitled by virtue of this paragraph to sell, lease, charge or make any other disposition of any such estate or interest.

(6)But, where the relevant proprietor of the dwelling is a lessee under a lease of the dwelling, the authority are to be treated (subject to sub-paragraph (5)(a)) as if they were the lessee instead.

(7)Any enactment or rule of law relating to landlords and tenants or leases applies in relation to—

(a)a lease in relation to which the authority are to be treated as the lessee under sub-paragraph (6), or

(b)a lease to which the authority become a party under paragraph 4(2),

as if the authority were the legal owner of the premises (but this is subject to paragraph 4(4) to (6)).

(8)None of the following, namely—

(a)the authority, or

(b)any person authorised under sub-paragraph (3)(b),

is liable to any person having an estate or interest in the dwelling for anything done or omitted to be done in the performance (or intended performance) of the authority’s duties under section 135(1) to (3) unless the act or omission is due to negligence of the authority or any such person.

(9)An interim EDMO which has come into force is a local land charge.

(10)The authority may apply to the Chief Land Registrar for the entry of an appropriate restriction in the register of title in respect of such an order.

(11)In this paragraph “enactment” includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)).

Textual Amendments

F58Words in Sch. 7 para. 2(3)(d) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I127 Sch. 7 para. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

General effect of interim EDMOs: leases and licences granted by authorityE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies in relation to any interest or right created by the authority under paragraph 2(3)(c).E+W

(2)For the purposes of any enactment or rule of law—

(a)any interest created by the authority under paragraph 2(3)(c)(i) is to be treated as if it were a legal lease, and

(b)any right created by the authority under paragraph 2(3)(c)(ii) is to be treated as if it were a licence to occupy granted by the legal owner of the dwelling,

despite the fact that the authority have no legal estate in the dwelling (see paragraph 2(5)(a)).

(3)Any enactment or rule of law relating to landlords and tenants or leases accordingly applies in relation to any interest created by the authority under paragraph 2(3)(c)(i) as if the authority were the legal owner of the dwelling.

(4)References to leases and licences—

(a)in this Chapter, and

(b)in any other enactment,

accordingly include (where the context permits) interests and rights created by the authority under paragraph 2(3)(c).

(5)The preceding provisions of this paragraph have effect subject to—

(a)paragraph 4(4) to (6), and

(b)any provision to the contrary contained in an order made by the appropriate national authority.

(6)In paragraph 2(5)(b) the reference to leasing does not include the creation of interests under paragraph 2(3)(c)(i).

(7)In this paragraph—

  • enactment” has the meaning given by paragraph 2(11);

  • legal lease” means a term of years absolute (within section 1(1)(b) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20)).

Commencement Information

I128Sch. 7 para. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 3 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 7 para. 3 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

General effect of interim EDMOs: relevant proprietor, mortgagees etc.E+W

4(1)This paragraph applies in relation to—E+W

(a)the relevant proprietor, and

(b)other persons with an estate or interest in the dwelling,

while an interim EDMO is in force in relation to a dwelling.

(2)Where the relevant proprietor is a lessor or licensor under a lease or licence of the dwelling, the lease or licence has effect while the order is in force as if the local housing authority were substituted in it for the lessor or licensor.

(3)Such a lease continues to have effect, as far as possible, as a lease despite the fact that the rights of the local housing authority, as substituted for the lessor, do not amount to an estate in law in the dwelling.

(4)The provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (5) do not apply to a lease or licence within sub-paragraph (2).

(5)The provisions are—

(a)the provisions which exclude local authority lettings from the Rent Acts, namely—

(i)sections 14 to 16 of the Rent Act 1977 (c. 42), and

(ii)those sections as applied by Schedule 2 to the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80) and section 5(2) to (4) of that Act; and

(b)section 1(2) of, and paragraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to, the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (which exclude local authority lettings from Part 1 of that Act).

(6)Nothing in this Chapter has the result that the authority are to be treated as the legal owner of any premises for the purposes of—

(a)section 80 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (the landlord condition for secure tenancies); or

(b)section 124 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (introductory tenancies).

(7)The relevant proprietor of the dwelling—

(a)is not entitled to receive any rents or other payments made in respect of occupation of the dwelling;

(b)may not exercise any rights or powers with respect to the management of the dwelling; and

(c)may not create any of the following—

(i)any leasehold interest in the dwelling or a part of it (other than a lease of a reversion), or

(ii)any licence or other right to occupy it.

(8)However (subject to sub-paragraph (7)(c)) nothing in paragraph 2 or this paragraph affects the ability of a person having an estate or interest in the dwelling to make any disposition of that estate or interest.

(9)Nothing in paragraph 2 or this paragraph affects—

(a)the validity of any mortgage relating to the dwelling or any rights or remedies available to the mortgagee under such a mortgage, or

(b)the validity of any lease of the dwelling under which the relevant proprietor is a lessee, or any superior lease, or (subject to paragraph 2(6)) any rights or remedies available to the lessor under such a lease,

except to the extent that any of those rights or remedies would prevent the local housing authority from exercising their power under paragraph 2(3)(c).

(10)In proceedings for the enforcement of any such rights or remedies the court may make such order as it thinks fit as regards the operation of the interim EDMO (including an order quashing it).

Commencement Information

I129Sch. 7 para. 4 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 4 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 4 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 4 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Financial arrangements while order is in forceE+W

5(1)This paragraph applies to relevant expenditure of a local housing authority who have made an interim EDMO.E+W

(2)Relevant expenditure” means—

(a)expenditure incurred by the authority with the consent of the relevant proprietor, or

(b)any other expenditure reasonably incurred by the authority,

in connection with performing their duties under section 135(1) to (3) in respect of the dwelling (including any premiums paid for insurance of the premises).

(3)Rent or other payments which the authority have collected or recovered, by virtue of this Chapter, from persons occupying or having the right to occupy the dwelling may be used by the authority to meet—

(a)relevant expenditure, and

(b)any amounts of compensation payable to a third party by virtue of an order under section 134(4) or 138(2) or to a dispossessed landlord or tenant by virtue of an order under paragraph 22(5).

(4)The authority must pay to the relevant proprietor—

(a)any amount of rent or other payments collected or recovered as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) that remains after deductions to meet relevant expenditure and any amounts of compensation payable as mentioned in that sub-paragraph, and

(b)(where appropriate) interest on that amount at a reasonable rate fixed by the authority,

and such payments are to be made at such intervals as the authority consider appropriate.

(5)The interim EDMO may provide for—

(a)the rate of interest which is to apply for the purposes of paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (4); and

(b)the intervals at which payments are to be made under that sub-paragraph.

Paragraph 26(1)(c) enables an appeal to be brought where the order does not provide for both of those matters.

(6)The authority must—

(a)keep full accounts of their income and expenditure in respect of the dwelling; and

(b)afford to the relevant proprietor, and to any other person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling, all reasonable facilities for inspecting, taking copies of and verifying those accounts.

(7)The relevant proprietor may apply to [F59the appropriate tribunal] for an order—

(a)declaring that an amount shown in the accounts as expenditure of the authority does not constitute relevant expenditure (see sub-paragraph (2));

(b)requiring the authority to make such financial adjustments (in the accounts and otherwise) as are necessary to reflect the tribunal’s declaration.

(8)In this paragraph—

  • dispossessed landlord or tenant” means a person who was a lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee under a lease or licence determined by an order under paragraph 22;

  • expenditure” includes administrative costs.

Textual Amendments

F59Words in Sch. 7 para. 5(7) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I130 Sch. 7 para. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Variation or revocation of interim EDMOsE+W

6(1)The local housing authority may vary an interim EDMO if they consider it appropriate to do so.E+W

(2)A variation does not come into force until such time, if any, as is the operative time for the purposes of this sub-paragraph under paragraph 33 (time when period for appealing expires without an appeal being made or when decision to vary is confirmed on appeal).

(3)The power to vary an order under this paragraph is exercisable by the authority either—

(a)on an application made by a relevant person, or

(b)on the authority’s own initiative.

(4)In this paragraph “relevant person” means any person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c)).

Commencement Information

I131Sch. 7 para. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

7(1)The local housing authority may revoke an interim EDMO in the following cases—E+W

(a)where the authority conclude that there are no steps which they could appropriately take for the purpose of securing that the dwelling is occupied (see section 135(4));

(b)where the authority are satisfied that—

(i)the dwelling will either become or continue to be occupied, despite the order being revoked, or

(ii)that the dwelling is to be sold;

(c)where a final EDMO has been made by the authority in respect of the dwelling so as to replace the order;

(d)where the authority conclude that it would be appropriate to revoke the order in order to prevent or stop interference with the rights of a third party in consequence of the order; and

(e)where in any other circumstances the authority consider it appropriate to revoke the order.

(2)But, in a case where the dwelling is occupied, the local housing authority may not revoke an interim EDMO under sub-paragraph (1)(b), (d) or (e) unless the relevant proprietor consents.

(3)A revocation does not come into force until such time, if any, as is the operative time for the purposes of this sub-paragraph under paragraph 33 (time when period for appealing expires without an appeal being made or when decision to revoke is confirmed on appeal).

(4)The power to revoke an order under this paragraph is exercisable by the authority either—

(a)on an application made by a relevant person, or

(b)on the authority’s own initiative.

(5)Where a relevant person applies to the authority for the revocation of an order under this paragraph, the authority may refuse to revoke the order unless the relevant proprietor (or some other person) agrees to pay to the authority any deficit such as is mentioned in paragraph 23(4).

(6)In this paragraph “relevant person” means any person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c)).

Commencement Information

I132Sch. 7 para. 7 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 7 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 7 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 7 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

8(1)Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies in relation to the variation or revocation of an interim EDMO as it applies in relation to the variation or revocation of an interim management order.E+W

(2)But Part 2 of that Schedule so applies as if—

(a)references to the right of appeal under Part 3 of the Schedule and to paragraph 29(2) were to the right of appeal under Part 4 of this Schedule and to paragraph 31(2) of this Schedule, and

(b)paragraph 23(4) defined “relevant person”as any person who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority, is a person having an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) of this Schedule).

Commencement Information

I133Sch. 7 para. 8 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 8 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 8 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 8 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 2E+WFinal EDMOs

Operation of final EDMOsE+W

9(1)This paragraph deals with the time when a final EDMO comes into force or ceases to have effect.E+W

(2)The order does not come into force until such time (if any) as is the operative time for the purposes of this sub-paragraph under paragraph 29 (time when period for appealing expires without an appeal being made or when order is confirmed on appeal).

(3)The order ceases to have effect at the end of the period of 7 years beginning with the date on which it comes into force, unless it ceases to have effect at some other time as mentioned below.

(4)If the order provides that it is to cease to have effect on a date falling before the end of that period, it accordingly ceases to have effect on that date.

(5)If—

(a)the order provides that it is to cease to have effect on a date falling after the end of that period, and

(b)the relevant proprietor of the dwelling has consented to that provision,

the order accordingly ceases to have effect on that date.

(6)Sub-paragraphs (7) and (8) apply where—

(a)a new final EDMO (“the new order”) has been made so as to replace the order (“the existing order”), but

(b)the new order has not come into force because of an appeal to [F60the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 26 against the making of that order.

(7)If the date on which the new order comes into force in relation to the dwelling following the disposal of the appeal is later than the date on which the existing order would cease to have effect apart from this sub-paragraph, the existing order continues in force until that later date.

(8)If, on the application of the authority, the tribunal makes an order providing for the existing order to continue in force, pending the disposal of the appeal, until a date later than that on which it would cease to have effect apart from this sub-paragraph, the existing order accordingly continues in force until that later date.

(9)This paragraph has effect subject to paragraphs 15 and 16 (variation or revocation of orders) and to the power of revocation exercisable by [F61the appropriate tribunal] on an appeal made under paragraph 26 or 30.

Textual Amendments

F60Words in Sch. 7 para. 9(6)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

F61Words in Sch. 7 para. 9(9) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I134 Sch. 7 para. 9 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 9 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 9 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 9 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

General effect of final EDMOsE+W

10(1)This paragraph applies while a final EDMO is in force in relation to a dwelling.E+W

(2)The rights and powers conferred by sub-paragraph (3) are exercisable by the authority in performing their duties under section 137(1) to (3) in respect of the dwelling.

(3)The authority—

(a)have the right to possession of the dwelling (subject to the rights of existing and other occupiers preserved by paragraph 18(3) and (4));

(b)have the right to do (and authorise a manager or other person to do) in relation to the dwelling anything which the relevant proprietor of the dwelling would (but for the order) be entitled to do;

(c)may create one or more of the following—

(i)an interest in the dwelling which, as far as possible, has all the incidents of a leasehold, or

(ii)a right in the nature of a licence to occupy part of the dwelling;

(d)may apply to [F62the appropriate tribunal] for an order under paragraph 22 determining a lease or licence of the dwelling.

(4)The powers of the authority under sub-paragraph (3)(c) are restricted as follows—

(a)they may not create any interest or right in the nature of a lease or licence—

(i)which is for a fixed term expiring after the date on which the order is due to expire, or

(ii)(subject to paragraph (b)) which is terminable by notice to quit, or an equivalent notice, of more than 4 weeks,

unless consent in writing has been given by the relevant proprietor;

(b)they may create an interest in the nature of an assured shorthold tenancy without any such consent so long as it is created before the beginning of the period of 6 months that ends with the date on which the order is due to expire.

(5)The authority—

(a)do not under this paragraph acquire any estate or interest in the dwelling, and

(b)accordingly are not entitled by virtue of this paragraph to sell, lease, charge or make any other disposition of any such estate or interest.

(6)But, where the relevant proprietor of the dwelling is a lessee under a lease of the dwelling, the authority are to be treated (subject to sub-paragraph (5)(a)) as if they were the lessee instead.

(7)Any enactment or rule of law relating to landlords and tenants or leases applies in relation to—

(a)a lease in relation to which the authority are to be treated as the lessee under sub-paragraph (6), or

(b)a lease to which the authority become a party under paragraph 12(2),

as if the authority were the legal owner of the premises (but this is subject to paragraph 12(4) to (6)).

(8)None of the following, namely—

(a)the authority, or

(b)any person authorised under sub-paragraph (3)(b),

is liable to any person having an estate or interest in the dwelling for anything done or omitted to be done in the performance (or intended performance) of the authority’s duties under section 137(1) to (3) unless the act or omission is due to negligence of the authority or any such person.

(9)A final EDMO which has come into force is a local land charge.

(10)The authority may apply to the Chief Land Registrar for the entry of an appropriate restriction in the register in respect of such an order.

(11)In this paragraph “enactment” includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)).

Textual Amendments

F62Words in Sch. 7 para. 10(3)(d) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I135 Sch. 7 para. 10 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 10 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 10 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

General effect of final EDMOs: leases and licences granted by authorityE+W

11(1)This paragraph applies in relation to any interest or right created by the authority under paragraph 10(3)(c).E+W

(2)For the purposes of any enactment or rule of law—

(a)any interest created by the authority under paragraph 10(3)(c)(i) is to be treated as if it were a legal lease, and

(b)any right created by the authority under paragraph 10(3)(c)(ii) is to be treated as if it were a licence to occupy granted by the legal owner of the dwelling,

despite the fact that the authority have no legal estate in the dwelling (see paragraph 10(5)(a)).

(3)Any enactment or rule of law relating to landlords and tenants or leases accordingly applies in relation to any interest created by the authority under paragraph 10(3)(c)(i) as if the authority were the legal owner of the dwelling.

(4)References to leases and licences—

(a)in this Chapter, and

(b)in any other enactment,

accordingly include (where the context permits) interests and rights created by the authority under paragraph 10(3)(c).

(5)The preceding provisions of this paragraph have effect subject to—

(a)paragraph 12(4) to (6), and

(b)any provision to the contrary contained in an order made by the appropriate national authority.

(6)In paragraph 10(5)(b) the reference to leasing does not include the creation of interests under paragraph 10(3)(c)(i).

(7)In this paragraph—

  • enactment” has the meaning given by paragraph 10(11);

  • legal lease” means a term of years absolute (within section 1(1)(b) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20)).

Commencement Information

I136Sch. 7 para. 11 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 11 in force at for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 7 para. 11 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 11 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

General effect of final EDMOs: relevant proprietor, mortgagees etc.E+W

12(1)This paragraph applies in relation to—E+W

(a)the relevant proprietor, and

(b)other persons with an estate or interest in the dwelling,

while a final EDMO is in force in relation to a dwelling.

(2)Where the relevant proprietor is a lessor or licensor under a lease or licence of the dwelling, the lease or licence has effect while the order is in force as if the local housing authority were substituted in it for the lessor or licensor.

(3)Such a lease continues to have effect, as far as possible, as a lease despite the fact that the rights of the local housing authority, as substituted for the lessor, do not amount to an estate in law in the dwelling.

(4)The provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (5) do not apply to a lease or licence within sub-paragraph (2).

(5)The provisions are—

(a)the provisions which exclude local authority lettings from the Rent Acts, namely—

(i)sections 14 to 16 of the Rent Act 1977 (c. 42), and

(ii)those sections as applied by Schedule 2 to the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80) and section 5(2) to (4) of that Act; and

(b)section 1(2) of, and paragraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 1to, the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (which exclude local authority lettings from Part 1 of that Act).

(6)Nothing in this Chapter has the result that the authority are to be treated as the legal owner of any premises for the purposes of—

(a)section 80 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (the landlord condition for secure tenancies); or

(b)section 124 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (introductory tenancies).

(7)The relevant proprietor of the dwelling—

(a)is not entitled to receive any rents or other payments made in respect of occupation of the dwelling;

(b)may not exercise any rights or powers with respect to the management of the dwelling; and

(c)may not create any of the following—

(i)any leasehold interest in the dwelling or a part of it (other than a lease of a reversion), or

(ii)any licence or other right to occupy it.

(8)However (subject to sub-paragraph (7)(c)) nothing in paragraph 10 or this paragraph affects the ability of a person having an estate or interest in the dwelling to make any disposition of that estate or interest.

(9)Nothing in paragraph 10 or this paragraph affects—

(a)the validity of any mortgage relating to the dwelling or any rights or remedies available to the mortgagee under such a mortgage, or

(b)the validity of any lease of the dwelling under which the relevant proprietor is a lessee, or any superior lease, or (subject to paragraph 10(6)) any rights or remedies available to the lessor under such a lease;

except to the extent that any of those rights or remedies would prevent the local housing authority from exercising their power under paragraph 10(3)(c).

(10)In proceedings for the enforcement of any such rights or remedies the court may make such order as it thinks fit as regards the operation of the final EDMO (including an order quashing it).

Commencement Information

I137Sch. 7 para. 12 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 12 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 12 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 12 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Management scheme and accountsE+W

13(1)A final EDMO must contain a management scheme.E+W

(2)A “management scheme”is a scheme setting out how the local housing authority are to carry out their duties under section 137(1) to (3) as respects the dwelling.

(3)The scheme is to contain a plan giving details of the way in which the authority propose to manage the dwelling, which must (in particular) include—

(a)details of any works that the authority intend to carry out in connection with the dwelling;

(b)an estimate of the capital and other expenditure to be incurred by the authority in respect of the dwelling while the order is in force;

(c)the amount of rent which, in the opinion of the authority, the dwelling might reasonably be expected to fetch on the open market at the time the management scheme is made;

(d)the amount of rent or other payments that the authority will seek to obtain;

(e)the amount of any compensation that is payable to a third party by virtue of a decision of the authority under section 136(4) or 138(3) in respect of any interference in consequence of the final EDMO with the rights of that person;

(f)provision as to the payment of any such compensation and of any compensation payable to a dispossessed landlord or tenant by virtue of an order under paragraph 22(5);

(g)where the amount of rent payable to the authority in respect of the dwelling for a period is less than the amount of rent mentioned in paragraph (c) in respect of a period of the same length, provision as to the following—

(i)the deduction from the difference of relevant expenditure and any amounts of compensation payable to a third party or dispossessed landlord or tenant;

(ii)the payment of any remaining amount to the relevant proprietor;

(iii)the deduction from time to time of any remaining amount from any amount that the authority are entitled to recover from the proprietor under paragraph 23(5) or (6);

(h)provision as to the payment by the authority to the relevant proprietor from time to time of amounts of rent or other payments that remain after the deduction of—

(i)relevant expenditure, and

(ii)any amount of compensation payable to a third party or dispossessed landlord or tenant;

(i)provision as to the manner in which the authority are to pay to the relevant proprietor, on the termination of the final EDMO, the balance of any amounts of rent or other payments that remain after the deduction of relevant expenditure and any amounts of compensation payable to a third party or dispossessed landlord or tenant;

(j)provision as to the manner in which the authority are to pay, on the termination of the final EDMO, any outstanding amount of compensation payable to a third party or dispossessed landlord or tenant.

(4)The scheme may also state—

(a)the authority’s intentions as regards the use of rent or other payments to meet relevant expenditure;

(b)the authority’s intentions as regards the payment to the relevant proprietor (where appropriate) of interest on amounts within sub-paragraph (3)(h) and (i);

(c)that paragraph 23(2) or, where the relevant proprietor consents, paragraph 23(3)(c) is not to apply in relation to an interim EDMO or (as the case may be) final EDMO that immediately preceded the final EDMO, and that instead the authority intend to use any balance such as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph to meet—

(i)relevant expenditure incurred during the currency of that final EDMO, and

(ii)any compensation that may become payable to a third party or a dispossessed landlord or tenant;

(d)that paragraph 23(4) to (6) are not to apply in relation to an interim EDMO or, where the relevant proprietor consents, a final EDMO that immediately preceded the final EDMO, and that instead the authority intend to use rent or other payments collected during the currency of that final EDMO to reimburse the authority in respect of any deficit such as is mentioned in paragraph 23(4);

(e)the authority’s intentions as regards the recovery from the relevant proprietor, with or without interest, of any amount of relevant expenditure incurred under a previous interim EDMO or final EDMO that the authority are entitled to recover from the proprietor under paragraph 23(5) or (6).

(5)The authority must—

(a)keep full accounts of their income and expenditure in respect of the dwelling; and

(b)afford to the relevant proprietor, and to any other person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling, all reasonable facilities for inspecting, taking copies of and verifying those accounts.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • dispossessed landlord or tenant” means a person who was a lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee under a lease or licence determined by an order under paragraph 22;

  • relevant expenditure” means—

    (a)

    expenditure incurred by the authority with the consent of the relevant proprietor, or

    (b)

    any other expenditure reasonably incurred by the authority, in connection with performing their duties under section 135(1) to (3) or 137(1) to (3) in respect of the dwelling (including any reasonable administrative costs and any premiums paid for insurance of the premises);

  • rent or other payments” means rent or other payments collected or recovered, by virtue of this Chapter, from persons occupying or having the right to occupy the dwelling.

(7)In any provision of this Chapter relating to varying, revoking or appealing against decisions relating to a final EDMO, any reference to such an order includes (where the context permits) a reference to the management scheme contained in it.

Commencement Information

I138Sch. 7 para. 13 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 13 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 13 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 13 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Application to residential property tribunal in respect of breach of management schemeE+W

14(1)An affected person may apply to [F63the appropriate tribunal] for an order requiring the local housing authority to manage a dwelling in accordance with the management scheme contained in a final EDMO made in respect of the dwelling.E+W

(2)On such an application the tribunal may, if it considers it appropriate to do so, make an order—

(a)requiring the authority to manage the dwelling in accordance with the management scheme, or

(b)revoking the final EDMO as from a date specified in the tribunal’s order.

(3)An order under sub-paragraph (2) may—

(a)set out the steps which the authority are to take to manage the dwelling in accordance with the management scheme,

(b)include provision varying the final EDMO, and

(c)require the payment of money to an affected person by way of damages.

(4)In this paragraph “affected person” means—

(a)the relevant proprietor, and

(b)any third party to whom compensation is payable by virtue of an order under section 134(4) or 138(2) or a decision of the authority under section 136(4) or 138(3) or who was a lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee under a lease or licence determined by an order of the [F64appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 22 and to whom compensation is payable by virtue of an order under sub-paragraph (5) of that paragraph.

Textual Amendments

F63Words in Sch. 7 para. 14(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

F64Words in Sch. 7 para. 14(4)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(c) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I139 Sch. 7 para. 14 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 14 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 14 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 14 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Variation or revocation of final EDMOsE+W

15(1)The local housing authority may vary a final EDMO if they consider it appropriate to do so.E+W

(2)A variation does not come into force until such time, if any, as is the operative time for the purposes of this sub-paragraph under paragraph 33 (time when period for appealing expires without an appeal being made or when decision to vary is confirmed on appeal).

(3)The power to vary an order under this paragraph is exercisable by the authority either—

(a)on an application made by a relevant person, or

(b)on the authority’s own initiative.

(4)In this paragraph “relevant person” means any person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) or 10(3)(c)).

Commencement Information

I140Sch. 7 para. 15 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 15 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 15 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 15 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

16(1)The local housing authority may revoke a final EDMO in the following cases—E+W

(a)where the authority conclude that there are no steps which they could appropriately take as mentioned in section 137(4)(b) or that keeping the order in force is not necessary as mentioned in section 137(4)(c);

(b)where the authority are satisfied that—

(i)the dwelling will either become or continue to be occupied, despite the order being revoked, or

(ii)that the dwelling is to be sold;

(c)where a further final EDMO has been made by the authority in respect of the dwelling so as to replace the order;

(d)where the authority conclude that it would be appropriate to revoke the order in order to prevent or stop interference with the rights of a third party in consequence of the order; and

(e)where in any other circumstances the authority consider it appropriate to revoke the order.

(2)But, in a case where the dwelling is occupied, the local housing authority may not revoke a final EDMO under sub-paragraph (1)(b), (d) or (e) unless the relevant proprietor consents.

(3)A revocation does not come into force until such time, if any, as is the operative time for the purposes of this sub-paragraph under paragraph 33 (time when period for appealing expires without an appeal being made or when decision to revoke is confirmed on appeal).

(4)The power to revoke an order under this paragraph is exercisable by the authority either—

(a)on an application made by a relevant person, or

(b)on the authority’s own initiative.

(5)Where a relevant person applies to the authority for the revocation of an order under this paragraph, the authority may refuse to revoke the order unless the relevant proprietor (or some other person) agrees to pay to the authority any deficit such as is mentioned in paragraph 23(4).

(6)In this paragraph “relevant person” means any person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) or 10(3)(c)).

Commencement Information

I141Sch. 7 para. 16 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 16 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 16 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 16 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

17(1)Part 2 of Schedule 6 applies in relation to the variation or revocation of a final EDMO as it applies in relation to the variation or revocation of a final management order.E+W

(2)But Part 2 of that Schedule so applies as if—

(a)references to the right of appeal under Part 3 of the Schedule and to paragraph 29(2) were to the right of appeal under Part 4 of this Schedule and to paragraph 31(2) of this Schedule, and

(b)paragraph 23(4) defined “relevant person”as any person who, to the knowledge of the local housing authority, is a person having an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) or 10(3)(c) of this Schedule).

Commencement Information

I142Sch. 7 para. 17 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 17 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 17 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); Sch. 7 para. 17 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Part 3E+WInterim and final EDMOs: general provisions (other than provisions relating to appeals)

Effect of EDMOs: persons occupying or having a right to occupy the dwellingE+W

18(1)This paragraph applies to existing and new occupiers of a dwelling in relation to which an interim EDMO or final EDMO is in force.E+W

(2)In this paragraph—

  • existing occupier” means a person other than the relevant proprietor who, at the time when the order comes into force—

    (a)

    has the right to occupy the dwelling, but

    (b)

    is not a new occupier within sub-paragraph (4);

  • new occupier” means a person who, at a time when the order is in force, is occupying the dwelling under a lease or licence granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) or 10(3)(c).

(3)Paragraphs 2 and 10 do not affect the rights or liabilities of an existing occupier under a lease or licence (whether in writing or not) under which he has the right to occupy the dwelling at the commencement date.

(4)Paragraph 10 does not affect the rights and liabilities of a new occupier who, in the case of a final EDMO, is occupying the dwelling at the time when the order comes into force.

(5)The provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (6) do not apply to a lease or agreement under which a new occupier has the right to occupy or is occupying the dwelling.

(6)The provisions are—

(a)the provisions which exclude local authority lettings from the Rent Acts, namely—

(i)sections 14 to 16 of the Rent Act 1977 (c. 42), and

(ii)those sections as applied by Schedule 2 to the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80) and section 5(2) to (4) of that Act; and

(b)section 1(2) of, andparagraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to, the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (which exclude local authority lettings from Part 1 of that Act).

(7)If, immediately before the coming into force of an interim EDMO or final EDMO, an existing occupier had the right to occupy the dwelling under—

(a)a protected or statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent Act 1977,

(b)a protected or statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976, or

(c)an assured tenancy or assured agricultural occupancy within the meaning of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1988,

nothing in this Chapter (except an order under paragraph 22 determining a lease or licence) prevents the continuance of that tenancy or occupancy or affects the continued operation of any of those Acts in relation to the tenancy or occupancy after the coming into force of the order.

(8)In this paragraph “the commencement date” means the date on which the order came into force (or, if that order was preceded by one or more orders under this Chapter, the date when the first order came into force).

Commencement Information

I143 Sch. 7 para. 18 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 18 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 18 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 18 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Effect of EDMOs: agreements and legal proceedingsE+W

19(1)An agreement or instrument within sub-paragraph (2) has effect, while an interim EDMO or final EDMO is in force, as if any rights or liabilities of the relevant proprietor under the agreement or instrument were instead rights or liabilities of the local housing authority.E+W

(2)An agreement or instrument is within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)it is effective on the commencement date,

(b)one of the parties to it is the relevant proprietor of the dwelling,

(c)it relates to the dwelling, whether in connection with any management activities with respect to it, or otherwise,

(d)it is specified for the purposes of this sub-paragraph in the order or falls within a description of agreements or instruments so specified, and

(e)the authority serve a notice in writing on all the parties to it stating that sub-paragraph (1) is to apply to it.

(3)An agreement or instrument is not within sub-paragraph (2) if—

(a)it is a lease or licence within paragraph 2(6) or 10(6), or

(b)it relates to any disposition by the relevant proprietor which is not precluded by paragraph 4(7) or 12(7).

(4)Proceedings in respect of any cause of action within sub-paragraph (5) may, while an interim EDMO or final EDMO is in force, be instituted or continued by or against the local housing authority instead of by or against the relevant proprietor.

(5)A cause of action is within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)it is a cause of action (of any nature) which accrued to or against the relevant proprietor of the dwelling before the commencement date,

(b)it relates to the dwelling as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(c),

(c)it is specified for the purposes of this sub-paragraph in the order or falls within a description of causes of action so specified, and

(d)the authority serve a notice in writing on all interested parties stating that sub-paragraph (4) is to apply to it.

(6)If, by virtue of this paragraph, the authority become subject to any liability to pay damages in respect of anything done (or omitted to be done) before the commencement date by or on behalf of the relevant proprietor of the dwelling, the relevant proprietor is liable to reimburse to the authority an amount equal to the amount of damages paid by them.

(7)In this paragraph—

  • agreement” includes arrangement;

  • the commencement date” means the date on which the order comes into force (or, if that order was preceded by one or more orders under this Chapter, the date when the first order came into force);

  • management activities” includes repair, maintenance, improvement and insurance.

Commencement Information

I144 Sch. 7 para. 19 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 19 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 19 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 19 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Effect of EDMOs: furnitureE+W

20(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, on the date on which an interim EDMO or final EDMO comes into force, there is furniture owned by the relevant proprietor in the dwelling.E+W

(2)Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), the right to possession of the furniture against all persons vests in the local housing authority on that date and remains vested in the authority while the order is in force.

(3)The right of the local housing authority under sub-paragraph (2) to possession of the furniture is subject to the rights of any person who, on the date on which the interim EDMO or final EDMO comes into force, has the right to possession of the dwelling.

(4)Where—

(a)the local housing authority have the right to possession of the furniture under sub-paragraph (2), and

(b)they have not granted a right to possession of the furniture to any other person,

they must, on a request by the relevant proprietor, give up possession of the furniture to him.

(5)The local housing authority may renounce the right to possession of the furniture conferred by sub-paragraph (2) by serving notice on the relevant proprietor not less than two weeks before the renunciation is to have effect.

(6)Where the local housing authority renounce the right to possession of the furniture under sub-paragraph (5), they must make appropriate arrangements for storage of the furniture at their own cost.

(7)In this paragraph “furniture” includes fittings and other articles.

Commencement Information

I145 Sch. 7 para. 20 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 20 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 20 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 20 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

EDMOs: power to supply furnitureE+W

21(1)The local housing authority may supply the dwelling to which an interim EDMO or final EDMO relates with such furniture as they consider to be required.E+W

(2)For the purposes of paragraph 5 or paragraph 13, any expenditure incurred by the authority under this paragraph constitutes expenditure incurred by the authority in connection with performing their duties under section 135(1) to (3) or 137(1) to (3).

(3)In this paragraph “furniture” includes fittings and other articles.

Commencement Information

I146 Sch. 7 para. 21 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 21 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 21 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 21 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Power of a F65... tribunal to determine certain leases and licencesE+W

Textual Amendments

F65Words in Sch. 7 para. 22 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(d) (with Sch. 3)

22(1)[F66The appropriate tribunal] may make an order determining a lease or licence to which this paragraph applies if—E+W

(a)the case falls within sub-paragraph (3) or (4), and

(b)the tribunal are satisfied that the dwelling is not being occupied and that the local housing authority need to have the right to possession of the dwelling in order to secure that the dwelling becomes occupied.

(2)This paragraph applies to the following leases and licences of a dwelling—

(a)a lease of the dwelling in respect of which the relevant proprietor is the lessor,

(b)a sub-lease of any such lease, and

(c)a licence of the dwelling.

(3)A case falls within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)an interim or final EDMO is in force in respect of the dwelling, and

(b)the local housing authority have applied under paragraph 2(3)(d) or 10(3)(d) for an order determining the lease or licence.

(4)A case falls within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)the local housing authority have applied to the residential property tribunal under section 133 for an order authorising them to make an interim EDMO in respect of the dwelling and an order determining the lease or licence, and

(b)the [F67appropriate tribunal] has decided to authorise the authority to make an interim EDMO in respect of the dwelling.

(5)An order under this paragraph may include provision requiring the local housing authority to pay such amount or amounts to one or more of the lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee by way of compensation in respect of the determination of the lease or licence as the tribunal determines.

(6)Where—

(a)a final EDMO is in force in respect of a dwelling, and

(b)the tribunal makes an order requiring the local housing authority to pay an amount of compensation to a lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee in respect of the determination of a lease or licence of the dwelling,

the tribunal must make an order varying the management scheme contained in the final EDMO so as to make provision as to the payment of that compensation.

Textual Amendments

F66Words in Sch. 7 para. 22(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(b) (with Sch. 3)

F67Words in Sch. 7 para. 22(4)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(c) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I147 Sch. 7 para. 22 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 22 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 22 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 22 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Termination of EDMOs: financial arrangementsE+W

23(1)This paragraph applies where an interim EDMO or final EDMO ceases to have effect for any reason.E+W

(2)If, on the termination date for an interim EDMO, the total amount of rent or other payments collected or recovered as mentioned in paragraph 5(3) exceeds the total amount of—

(a)the authority’s relevant expenditure, and

(b)any amounts of compensation payable to third parties by virtue of orders under section 134(4) or 138(2) or decisions of the authority under section 136(4) or 138(3),

the authority must, as soon as possible after the termination date, pay the balance to the relevant proprietor.

(3)If, on the termination date for a final EDMO, any balance is payable to—

(a)a third party,

(b)a dispossessed landlord or tenant, or

(c)the relevant proprietor,

in accordance with the management scheme under paragraph 13, that amount must be paid to that person by the local housing authority in the manner provided by the scheme.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) apply where, on the termination date for an interim EDMO or final EDMO, the total amount of rent or other payments collected or recovered as mentioned in paragraph 5(3) is less than the total amount of the authority’s relevant expenditure together with any such amounts of compensation as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b) above.

(5)The authority may recover from the relevant proprietor—

(a)the amount of any relevant expenditure (not exceeding the deficit mentioned in sub-paragraph (4)) which he has agreed in writing to pay either as a condition of revocation of the order or otherwise, and

(b)where the relevant proprietor is a tenant under a lease in respect of the dwelling, the amount of any outstanding service charges payable under the lease.

(6)In the case of an interim EDMO ceasing to have effect, the authority may recover the deficit mentioned in sub-paragraph (4) from the relevant proprietor if, in their opinion, he unreasonably refused to consent to the creation of an interest or right as mentioned in paragraph 2(3)(c) while the order was in force.

(7)The provisions of any of sub-paragraphs (2) to (6) do not, however, apply in relation to the order if—

(a)the order is followed by a final EDMO, and

(b)the management scheme contained in that final EDMO provides for those sub-paragraphs not to apply in relation to the order (see paragraph 13(4)(c) and (d)).

(8)Any sum recoverable by the authority under sub-paragraph (5) or (6) is, until recovered, a charge on the dwelling.

(9)The charge takes effect on the termination date for the order as a legal charge which is a local land charge.

(10)For the purpose of enforcing the charge the authority have the same powers and remedies under the Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20) and otherwise as if they were mortgagees by deed having powers of sale and lease, of accepting surrenders of leases and of appointing a receiver.

(11)The power of appointing a receiver is exercisable at any time after the end of the period of one month beginning with the date on which the charge takes effect.

(12)In this paragraph—

  • dispossessed landlord or tenant” means a person who was a lessor, lessee, licensor or licensee under a lease or licence determined by an order under paragraph 22;

  • relevant expenditure” has the same meaning as in paragraph 5 (in relation to an interim EDMO) or paragraph 13 (in relation to a final EDMO);

  • service charge” has the meaning given by section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c. 70);

  • the termination date” means the date on which the order ceases to have effect.

Commencement Information

I148 Sch. 7 para. 23 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 23 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 23 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 23 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Termination of EDMOs: leases, agreements and proceedingsE+W

24(1)This paragraph applies where—E+W

(a)an interim EDMO or final EDMO ceases to have effect for any reason, and

(b)the order is not immediately followed by a further order under this Chapter.

(2)As from the termination date, an agreement which (in accordance with paragraph 3 or 11) has effect as a lease or licence granted by the authority under paragraph 2 or 10 has effect with the substitution of the relevant proprietor for the authority.

(3)If the relevant proprietor is a lessee, nothing in a superior lease imposes liability on him or any superior lessee in respect of anything done before the termination date in pursuance of the terms of an agreement to which sub-paragraph (2) applies.

(4)If the condition in sub-paragraph (5) is met, any other agreement entered into by the authority in the performance of their duties under section 135(1) to (3) or 137(1) to (3) in respect of the dwelling has effect, as from the termination date, with the substitution of the relevant proprietor for the authority.

(5)The condition is that the authority serve a notice on the other party or parties to the agreement stating that sub-paragraph (4) applies to the agreement.

(6)If the condition in sub-paragraph (7) is met—

(a)any rights or liabilities that were rights or liabilities of the authority immediately before the termination date by virtue of any provision of this Chapter, or under any agreement to which sub-paragraph (4) applies, are rights or liabilities of the relevant proprietor instead, and

(b)any proceedings instituted or continued by or against the authority by virtue of any such provision or agreement may be continued by or against the relevant proprietor instead,

as from the termination date.

(7)The condition is that the authority serve a notice on all interested parties stating that sub-paragraph (6) applies to the rights or liabilities or (as the case may be) the proceedings.

(8)If by virtue of this paragraph a relevant proprietor becomes subject to any liability to pay damages in respect of anything done (or omitted to be done) before the termination date by or on behalf of the authority, the authority are liable to reimburse to the relevant proprietor an amount equal to the amount of the damages paid by him.

(9)This paragraph applies to instruments as it applies to agreements.

(10)In this paragraph—

  • agreement” includes arrangement;

  • the termination date” means the date on which the order ceases to have effect.

Commencement Information

I149 Sch. 7 para. 24 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 24 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 24 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 24 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

EDMOs: power of entry to carry out workE+W

25(1)The right mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is exercisable by the local housing authority, or any person authorised in writing by them, at any time when an interim EDMO or final EDMO is in force.E+W

(2)That right is the right at all reasonable times to enter any part of the dwelling for the purpose of carrying out works, and is exercisable as against any person having an estate or interest in the dwelling.

(3)If, after receiving reasonable notice of the intended action, any occupier of the dwelling prevents any officer, employee, agent or contractor of the local housing authority from carrying out work in the dwelling, a magistrates' court may order him to permit to be done on the premises anything which the authority consider to be necessary.

(4)A person who fails to comply with an order of the court under sub-paragraph (3) commits an offence.

(5)A person who commits an offence under sub-paragraph (4) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

Commencement Information

I150 Sch. 7 para. 25 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 25 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 25 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 25 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Part 4E+WAppeals

Appeals: decisions relating to EDMOsE+W

26(1)A relevant person may appeal to [F68the appropriate tribunal] against—E+W

(a)a decision of the local housing authority to make a final EDMO,

(b)the terms of a final EDMO (including the terms of the management scheme contained in it), or

(c)the terms of an interim EDMO on the grounds that they do not provide for one or both of the matters mentioned in paragraph 5(5)(a) and (b) (which relate to payments of surplus rent etc.).

(2)Where an appeal is made under sub-paragraph (1)(c)—

(a)the appeal may be brought at any time while the order is in force (with the result that nothing in sub-paragraph (3) or paragraph 27 applies in relation to the appeal); and

(b)the powers of the [F69appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 28 are limited to determining whether the order should be varied by the tribunal so as to include a term providing for the matter or matters in question, and (if so) what provision should be made by the term.

(3)If no appeal is brought under this paragraph in respect of a final EDMO within the time allowed by paragraph 27 for making such an appeal, the order is final and conclusive as to the matters which could have been raised on appeal.

Textual Amendments

F68Words in Sch. 7 para. 26(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

F69Words in Sch. 7 para. 26(2)(b) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(c) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I151 Sch. 7 para. 26 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 26 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 26 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 26 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Appeals: time limits for appeals under paragraph 26E+W

27(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 26 in respect of a final EDMO.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 7(5) of Schedule 6 (as applied by section 136(5)) as the date on which the order was made.

(3)[F70The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F70Words in Sch. 7 para. 27(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I152 Sch. 7 para. 27 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 27 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 27 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 27 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Appeals: powers of F71... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 26E+W

Textual Amendments

F71Words in Sch. 7 para. 28 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(d) (with Sch. 3)

28(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F72the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 26 in respect of an interim EDMO or a final EDMO.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may—

(a)in the case of an interim EDMO, vary the order as mentioned in paragraph 26(2)(b), or

(b)in the case of a final EDMO, confirm or vary the order or revoke it as from the date of the tribunal’s order.

Textual Amendments

F72Words in Sch. 7 para. 28(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I153 Sch. 7 para. 28 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 28 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 28 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 28 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of paragraph 9(2)E+W

29(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of paragraph 9(2).E+W

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 26 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 27(2), “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 26 before the end of that period, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F73Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F73Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the order.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the order, and

(b)references to a decision which confirms the order are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I154 Sch. 7 para. 29 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 29 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 29 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 29 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Right to appeal against decision or refusal to vary or revoke EDMOE+W

30E+WA relevant person may appeal to [F74the appropriate tribunal] against—

(a)a decision of a local housing authority to vary or revoke an interim EDMO or a final EDMO, or

(b)a refusal of a local housing authority to vary or revoke an interim EDMO or a final EDMO.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I155 Sch. 7 para. 30 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 30 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 30 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 30 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limits for appeals under paragraph 30E+W

31(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 30 against a decision to vary or revoke, or (as the case may be) to refuse to vary or revoke, an interim EDMO or a final EDMO.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 11, 16, 19 or 22 of Schedule 6 (as applied by paragraph 8 or 17 of this Schedule (as the case may be)) as the date on which the decision concerned was made.

(3)[F75The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F75Words in Sch. 7 para. 31(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I156 Sch. 7 para. 31 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 31 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 31 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 31 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F76... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 30E+W

Textual Amendments

F76Words in Sch. 7 para. 32 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(d) (with Sch. 3)

32(1)This paragraph applies to an appeal to [F77the appropriate tribunal] under paragraph 30 against a decision to vary or revoke, or (as the case may be) to refuse to vary or revoke, an interim EDMO or final EDMO.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of a re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)If the appeal is against a decision of the authority to refuse to revoke the order, the tribunal may make an order revoking the order as from a date specified in its order.

Textual Amendments

F77Words in Sch. 7 para. 32(1) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I157 Sch. 7 para. 32 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 32 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 32 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 32 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

The operative time” for the purposes of paragraphs 6, 7, 15 and 16E+W

33(1)This paragraph defines “the operative time” for the purposes of—E+W

(a)paragraph 6(2) or 7(3) (variation or revocation of interim EDMO), or

(b)paragraph 15(2) or 16(3) (variation or revocation of final EDMO).

(2)If no appeal is made under paragraph 30 before the end of the period of 28 days mentioned in paragraph 31(2), “the operative time”is the end of that period.

(3)If an appeal is made under paragraph 30 before the end of that period, and a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation, “the operative time”is as follows—

(a)if the period within which an appeal to the [F78Upper Tribunal] may be brought expires without such an appeal having been brought, “the operative time” is the end of that period;

(b)if an appeal to the [F78Upper Tribunal] is brought, “the operative time” is the time when a decision is given on the appeal which confirms the variation or revocation.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)the withdrawal of an appeal has the same effect as a decision which confirms the variation or revocation appealed against; and

(b)references to a decision which confirms a variation are to a decision which confirms it with or without variation.

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I158 Sch. 7 para. 33 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 33 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 33 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 33 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Right to appeal against decision in respect of compensation payable to third partiesE+W

34(1)This paragraph applies where a local housing authority have made a decision under section 136(4) or 138(3) as to whether compensation should be paid to a third party in respect of any interference with his rights in consequence of a final EDMO.E+W

(2)The third party may appeal to [F79the appropriate tribunal] against—

(a)a decision by the authority not to pay compensation to him, or

(b)a decision of the authority so far as relating to the amount of compensation that should be paid.

Textual Amendments

F79Words in Sch. 7 para. 34(2) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(a) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I159 Sch. 7 para. 34 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 34 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 34 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 34 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Time limits for appeals under paragraph 34E+W

35(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 34 against a decision of a local housing authority not to pay compensation to a third party or as to the amount of compensation to be paid.E+W

(2)Any such appeal must be made—

(a)where the decision is made before the final EDMO is made, within the period of 28 days beginning with the date specified in the notice under paragraph 7(5) of Schedule 6 (as applied by section 136(5)) as the date on which the order was made, or

(b)in any other case, within the period of 28 days beginning with the date the authority notifies the third party under section 138(4).

(3)[F80The appropriate tribunal] may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) if it is satisfied that there is good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay since then in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

Textual Amendments

F80Words in Sch. 7 para. 35(3) substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(b) (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I160 Sch. 7 para. 35 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 35 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 35 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 35 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Powers of F81... tribunal on appeal under paragraph 34E+W

Textual Amendments

F81Words in Sch. 7 para. 36 heading omitted (1.7.2013) by virtue of The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 186(d) (with Sch. 3)

36(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an appeal under paragraph 34 against a decision of a local housing authority not to pay compensation to a third party or as to the amount of compensation to be paid.E+W

(2)The appeal—

(a)is to be by way of re-hearing, but

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the authority were unaware.

(3)The tribunal may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the local housing authority.

(4)Where the tribunal reverses or varies the decision of the authority, it must make an order varying the management scheme contained in the final EDMO accordingly.

Commencement Information

I161 Sch. 7 para. 36 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 36 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 36 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 36 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Meaning of “relevant person” for the purposes of this PartE+W

37E+WIn this Part of this Schedule “relevant person” means any person who has an estate or interest in the dwelling (other than a person who is a tenant under a lease granted under paragraph 2(3)(c) or 10(3)(c)).

Commencement Information

I162 Sch. 7 para. 37 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 7 para. 37 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 7 para. 37 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060 , art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch. ); Sch. 7 para. 37 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

F82SCHEDULE 8E+W

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Textual Amendments

Section 183

SCHEDULE 9E+WNew Schedule 5A to the Housing Act 1985: initial demolition notices

Section 138A

SCHEDULE 5AE+WInitial demolition notices

Initial demolition noticesE+W

1(1)For the purposes of this Schedule an “initial demolition notice”is a notice served on a secure tenant—

(a)stating that the landlord intends to demolish the dwelling-house or (as the case may be) the building containing it (“the relevant premises”),

(b)setting out the reasons why the landlord intends to demolish the relevant premises,

(c)specifying the period within which he intends to demolish those premises, and

(d)stating that, while the notice remains in force, he will not be under any obligation to make such a grant as is mentioned in section 138(1) in respect of any claim made by the tenant to exercise the right to buy in respect of the dwelling-house.

(2)An initial demolition notice must also state—

(a)that the notice does not prevent—

(i)the making by the tenant of any such claim, or

(ii)the taking of steps under this Part in connection with any such claim up to the point where section 138(1) would otherwise operate in relation to the claim, or

(iii)the operation of that provision in most circumstances where the notice ceases to be in force, but

(b)that, if the landlord subsequently serves a final demolition notice in respect of the dwelling-house, the right to buy will not arise in respect of it while that notice is in force and any existing claim will cease to be effective.

(3)If, at the time when an initial demolition notice is served, there is an existing claim to exercise the right to buy in respect of the dwelling-house, the notice shall—

(a)state that section 138C confers a right to compensation in respect of certain expenditure, and

(b)give details of that right to compensation and of how it may be exercised.

(4)The period specified in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(c) must not—

(a)allow the landlord more than what is, in the circumstances, a reasonable period to carry out the proposed demolition of the relevant premises (whether on their own or as part of a scheme involving the demolition of other premises); or

(b)in any case expire more than five years after the date of service of the notice on the tenant.

Period of validity of initial demolition noticeE+W

2(1)For the purposes of this Schedule an initial demolition notice—

(a)comes into force in respect of the dwelling-house concerned on the date of service of the notice on the tenant, and

(b)ceases to be so in force at the end of the period specified in accordance with paragraph 1(1)(c),

but this is subject to compliance with the conditions mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) (in a case to which they apply) and to paragraph 3.

(2)The conditions in sub-paragraphs (6) and (7) of paragraph 13 of Schedule 5 (publicity for final demolition notices) shall apply in relation to an initial demolition notice as they apply in relation to a final demolition notice.

(3)The notice mentioned in paragraph 13(7) (as it applies in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) above) must contain the following information—

(a)sufficient information to enable identification of the premises that the landlord intends to demolish,

(b)the reasons why the landlord intends to demolish those premises,

(c)the period within which the landlord intends to demolish those premises,

(d)the date when any initial demolition notice or notices relating to those premises will cease to be in force, unless revoked or otherwise terminated under or by virtue of paragraph 3 below,

(e)that, during the period of validity of any such notice or notices, the landlord will not be under any obligation to make such a grant as is mentioned in section 138(1) in respect of any claim to exercise the right to buy in respect of any dwelling-house contained in those premises,

(f)that there may be a right to compensation under section 138C in respect of certain expenditure incurred in respect of any existing claim.

Revocation or termination of initial demolition noticesE+W

3(1)Paragraph 15(4) to (7) of Schedule 5 (revocation notices) shall apply in relation to an initial demolition notice as they apply in relation to a final demolition notice.

(2)If a compulsory purchase order has been made for the purpose of enabling the landlord to demolish the dwelling-house in respect of which he has served an initial demolition notice (whether or not it would enable him to demolish any other premises as well) and—

(a)a relevant decision within sub-paragraph (3)(a) becomes effective while the notice is in force, or

(b)a relevant decision within sub-paragraph (3)(b) becomes final while the notice is in force,

the notice ceases to be in force as from the date when the decision becomes effective or final.

(3)A “relevant decision”is—

(a)a decision under Part 2 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 to confirm the order with modifications, or not to confirm the whole or part of the order, or

(b)a decision of the High Court to quash the whole or part of the order under section 24 of that Act,

where the effect of the decision is that the landlord will not be able, by virtue of that order, to carry out the demolition of the dwelling-house.

(4)A relevant decision within sub-paragraph (3)(a) becomes effective—

(a)at the end of the period of 16 weeks beginning with the date of the decision, if no application for judicial review is made in respect of the decision within that period, or

(b)if such an application is so made, at the time when—

(i)a decision on the application which upholds the relevant decision becomes final, or

(ii)the application is abandoned or otherwise ceases to have effect.

(5)A relevant decision within sub-paragraph (3)(b), or a decision within sub-paragraph (4)(b), becomes final—

(a)if not appealed against, at the end of the period for bringing an appeal, or

(b)if appealed against, at the time when the appeal (or any further appeal) is disposed of.

(6)An appeal is disposed of—

(a)if it is determined and the period for bringing any further appeal has ended, or

(b)if it is abandoned or otherwise ceases to have effect.

(7)Where an initial demolition notice ceases to be in force under sub-paragraph (2), the landlord must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, serve a notice on the tenant which informs him—

(a)that the notice has ceased to be in force as from the date in question, and

(b)of the reason why it has ceased to be in force.

(8)If, while an initial demolition notice is in force in respect of a dwelling-house, a final demolition notice comes into force under paragraph 13 of Schedule 5 in respect of that dwelling-house, the initial demolition notice ceases to be in force as from the date when the final demolition notice comes into force.

(9)In such a case the final demolition notice must state that it is replacing the initial demolition notice.

Restriction on serving further demolition noticesE+W

4(1)This paragraph applies where an initial demolition notice (“the relevant notice”) has (for any reason) ceased to be in force in respect of a dwelling-house without it being demolished.

(2)No further initial demolition notice may be served in respect of the dwelling-house during the period of 5 years following the time when the relevant notice ceases to be in force, unless—

(a)it is served with the consent of the Secretary of State, and

(b)it states that it is so served.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), no final demolition notice may be served in respect of the dwelling-house during the period of 5 years following the time when the relevant notice ceases to be in force, unless—

(a)it is served with the consent of the Secretary of State, and

(b)it states that it is so served.

(4)Sub-paragraph (3) does not apply to a final demolition notice which is served at a time when an initial demolition notice served in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) is in force.

(5)The Secretary of State’s consent under sub-paragraph (2) or (3) may be given subject to compliance with such conditions as he may specify.

Service of noticesE+W

5Paragraph 16 of Schedule 13 (service of notices) applies in relation to notices under this Schedule as it applies in relation to notices under paragraph 13 or 15 of that Schedule.

InterpretationE+W

6(1)In this Schedule any reference to the landlord, in the context of a reference to the demolition or intended demolition of any premises, includes a reference to a superior landlord.

(2)In this Schedule—

  • final demolition notice” means a final demolition notice served under paragraph 13 of Schedule 5;

  • premises” means premises of any description;

  • scheme” includes arrangements of any description.

Section 212

SCHEDULE 10E+WProvisions relating to tenancy deposit schemes

Schemes to be custodial schemes or insurance schemesE+W

1(1)A tenancy deposit scheme must be either—E+W

(a)a custodial scheme, or

(b)an insurance scheme.

(2)A “custodial scheme”is a scheme under which—

(a)tenancy deposits in connection with shorthold tenancies are paid to the landlords under the tenancies,

(b)amounts representing the deposits are then paid by the landlords into a designated account held by the scheme administrator, and

(c)those amounts are kept by the scheme administrator in that account until such time as, in accordance with the scheme, they fall to be paid (wholly or in part) to the landlords or tenants under the tenancies.

(3)An “insurance scheme”is a scheme under which—

(a)tenancy deposits in connection with shorthold tenancies are paid to the landlords under the tenancies,

(b)such deposits are retained by the landlords on the basis that, at the end of the tenancies—

(i)such amounts in respect of the deposits as are agreed between the tenants and the landlords will be repaid to the tenants, and

(ii)such amounts as the tenants request to be repaid to them and which are not so repaid will, in accordance with directions given by the scheme administrator, be paid into a designated account held by the scheme administrator,

(c)amounts paid into that account are kept by the scheme administrator in the account until such time as, in accordance with the scheme, they fall to be paid (wholly or in part) to the landlords or tenants under the tenancies,

(d)landlords undertake to reimburse the scheme administrator, in accordance with directions given by him, in respect of any amounts in respect of the deposits paid to the tenants by the scheme administrator (other than amounts paid to the tenants as mentioned in paragraph (c)), and

(e)insurance is maintained by the scheme administrator in respect of failures by landlords to comply with such directions.

Commencement Information

I163Sch. 10 para. 1 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 1 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 1 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Provisions applying to custodial and insurance schemesE+W

2(1)A custodial scheme must conform with the following provisions—E+W

  • paragraphs 3 [F83to 4C], and

  • paragraphs 9 [F84to 10C].

(2)An insurance scheme must conform with the following provisions—

  • paragraphs 5 to 8, and

  • paragraphs 9 [F85to 10C].

Textual Amendments

F83Words in Sch. 10 para. 2(1) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 10(a)

F84Words in Sch. 10 para. 2(1) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 10(a)

F85Words in Sch. 10 para. 2(2) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 10(b)

Commencement Information

I164Sch. 10 para. 2 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 2 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 2 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 2 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Custodial Schemes:generalE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies to a custodial scheme.E+W

(2)The scheme must provide for any landlord who receives a tenancy deposit in connection with a shorthold tenancy to pay an amount equal to the deposit into a designated account held by the scheme administrator.

(3)The designated account must not contain anything other than amounts paid into it as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) and any interest accruing on such amounts.

(4)Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the scheme administrator may retain any interest accruing on such amounts.

(5)The relevant arrangements under section 212(1) may provide for any amount paid in accordance with paragraph 4 [F86or 4C] to be paid with interest -

(a)in respect of the period during which the relevant amount has remained in the designated account, and

(b)at such rate as the appropriate national authority may specify by order.

(6)With the exception of any interest retained in accordance with subparagaph (4), nothing contained in the designated account may be used to fund the administration of the scheme.

(7)In this paragraph "the relevant amount", in relation to a tenancy deposit, means the amount paid into the designated account in respect of the deposit.

Textual Amendments

F86Words in Sch. 10 para. 3(5) inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 11

Commencement Information

I165Sch. 10 para. 3. wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 3. in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 10 para. 3. in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 3. in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Custodial schemes: termination of tenanciesE+W

4(1)A custodial scheme must make provision—E+W

(a)for enabling the tenant and the landlord under a shorthold tenancy in connection with which a tenancy deposit is held in accordance with the scheme to apply, at any time after the tenancy has ended, for the whole or part of the relevant amount to be paid to him, and

(b)for such an application to be dealt with by the scheme administrator in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) applies where the tenant and the landlord notify the scheme administrator that they have agreed that the relevant amount should be paid—

(a)wholly to one of them, or

(b)partly to the one and partly to the other.

(3)If, having received such a notification, the scheme administrator is satisfied that the tenant and the landlord have so agreed, the scheme administrator must arrange for the relevant amount to be paid, in accordance with the agreement, within the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the notification is received by the scheme administrator.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies where the tenant or the landlord notifies the scheme administrator that—

(a)a court has decided that the relevant amount is payable either wholly to one of them or partly to the one and partly to the other, and

(b)that decision has become final.

[F87(4A)Sub-paragraph (5) also applies where the tenant or the landlord notifies the scheme administrator that a person acting as an adjudicator under the provision made under paragraph 10 has made a binding decision that the relevant amount is payable either wholly to one of them or partly to one and partly to the other.]

(5)If, having received [F88a notification as mentioned in sub-paragraph (4) or (4A)], the scheme administrator is satisfied as to the matters mentioned in [F89that sub-paragraph], the scheme administrator must arrange for the relevant amount to be paid, in accordance with the decision, within the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the notification is received by the scheme administrator.

(6)For the purposes of this Schedule a decision becomes final—

(a)if not appealed against, at the end of the period for bringing an appeal, or

(b)if appealed against, at the time when the appeal (or any further appeal) is disposed of.

(7)An appeal is disposed of—

(a)if it is determined and the period for bringing any further appeal has ended, or

(b)if it is abandoned or otherwise ceases to have effect.

(8)In this paragraph “the relevant amount” has the meaning given by paragraph 3(7).

Textual Amendments

F88Words in Sch. 10 para. 4(5) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 3(3)

F89Words in Sch. 10 para. 4(5) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 3(3)

Commencement Information

I166Sch. 10 para. 4 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 4 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 4 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 4 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

[F90Custodial schemes: termination of tenancies - absent or un-cooperative landlord or tenantE+W

Textual Amendments

F90Sch. 10 para. 4A-4C and preceding cross-heading inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 3(4)

4A(1)The provision made by a custodial scheme for the purposes of paragraph 4(1) in relation to the treatment of the relevant amount at the end of a tenancy must include provision—E+W

(a) for enabling the landlord, if he considers that the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (2) are met, to apply to the scheme administrator for the whole or a specified part of the relevant amount (“ the amount claimed ”) to be paid to him; and

(b)for such an application to be dealt with by the scheme administrator in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 4C.

(2)Such an application may be made if—

(a)at least 14 days have elapsed since the day on which the tenancy ended;

(b)the landlord and tenant have not reached an agreement under paragraph 4(2) with respect to the amount claimed;

(c)either sub-paragraph (3) or sub-paragraph (4) applies; and

(d)the landlord believes that he is entitled to be paid the amount claimed and that the amount claimed is referable to sums falling within sub-paragraph (5).

(3)This sub-paragraph applies if the landlord has no current address for, or other means of contacting, the tenant.

(4)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)the tenant has, since the tenancy ended, received from the landlord a written notice asking whether the tenant accepts that the landlord should be paid the whole or a specified part of the relevant amount; and

(b)the tenant has failed to respond to that notice within the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which he received the notice by indicating to the landlord whether he accepts that the landlord should be paid the relevant amount or the specified part of it (as the case may be).

(5)The amount claimed must be referable to—

(a)an amount of unpaid rent or any other sum due under the terms of the tenancy; or

(b)a liability of the tenant to the landlord arising under or in connection with the tenancy in respect of—

(i)damage to the premises subject to the tenancy, or

(ii)loss of or damage to property on those premises,

other than damage caused by fair wear and tear.

(6)If sub-paragraph (4) applies and the notice specifies part of the relevant amount, the amount claimed in the application must not exceed the specified part.

(7)The application must be accompanied by a statutory declaration made by the landlord stating—

(a)the date on which the tenancy ended;

(b)that the landlord and the tenant have not reached any agreement under paragraph 4(2) with respect to the amount claimed, with details of any communications between them since that date (whether relating to the relevant amount or otherwise);

(c)the basis on which the amount claimed is calculated, with particulars of any facts relied on to justify claiming that amount;

(d)if the landlord relies on the condition in sub-paragraph (3), that he has no current address for, or other means of contacting, the tenant, giving particulars of any address (other than the premises subject to the tenancy) and other contact details (including telephone numbers or e mail addresses) which the landlord has had for the tenant;

(e)if the landlord relies on the condition in sub-paragraph (4), that the condition is met, with particulars of the facts relied on to demonstrate that it is met and attaching a copy of the notice given to the tenant;

(f)any information he has as to the whereabouts of the tenant;

(g)that he gives his consent, in the event of the tenant disputing that the landlord should be paid the amount claimed, for the dispute to be resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service;

(h)that he considers that he is entitled to be paid the amount claimed; and

(i) that he makes the statutory declaration knowing that if he knowingly and wilfully makes a false declaration he may be liable to prosecution under the M1 Perjury Act 1911.

Marginal Citations

4B(1)The provision made by a custodial scheme for the purposes of paragraph 4(1) in relation to the treatment of the relevant amount at the end of a tenancy must include provision—E+W

(a) for enabling the tenant, if he considers that the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (2) are met, to apply to the scheme administrator for the whole or a specified part of the relevant amount (“ the amount claimed ”) to be paid to him; and

(b)for such an application to be dealt with by the scheme administrator in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 4C.

(2)Such an application may be made if—

(a)at least 14 days have elapsed since the day on which the tenancy ended;

(b)the landlord and tenant have not reached an agreement under paragraph 4(2) with respect to the amount claimed;

(c)either sub-paragraph (3) or sub-paragraph (4) applies; and

(d)the tenant believes that he is entitled to be paid the amount claimed.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies if the tenant has no current address for, or other means of contacting, the landlord.

(4)This sub-paragraph applies if—

(a)the landlord has, since the tenancy ended, received from the tenant a written notice asking whether the landlord accepts that the tenant should be paid the whole or a specified part of the relevant amount; and

(b)the landlord has failed to respond to that notice within the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which he received the notice by indicating to the tenant whether he accepts that the tenant should be paid the relevant amount or the specified part of it (as the case may be).

(5)If sub-paragraph (4) applies and the notice specifies part of the relevant amount, the amount claimed in the application must not exceed the specified part.

(6)The application must be accompanied by a statutory declaration made by the tenant stating—

(a)the date on which the tenancy ended;

(b)that the landlord and the tenant have not reached any agreement under paragraph 4(2) with respect to the amount claimed, with details of any communications between them since that date (whether relating to the relevant amount or otherwise);

(c)if the tenant relies on the condition in sub-paragraph (3), that he has no current address for, or other means of contacting, the landlord, giving particulars of any address and other contact details (including telephone numbers or e mail addresses) which the tenant has had for the landlord;

(d)if the tenant relies on the condition in sub-paragraph (4), that the condition is met, with particulars of the facts relied on to demonstrate that it is met and attaching a copy of the notice given to the landlord;

(e)any information he has as to the whereabouts of the landlord;

(f)that he gives his consent, in the event of the landlord disputing that the tenant should be paid the amount claimed, for the dispute to be resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service;

(g)that he considers that he is entitled to be paid the amount claimed; and

(h) that he makes the statutory declaration knowing that if he knowingly and wilfully makes a false declaration he may be liable to prosecution under the M2 Perjury Act 1911.

Marginal Citations

4C(1)Immediately upon receipt of—E+W

(a)a duly completed application from the landlord, accompanied by a statutory declaration which appears to meet the requirements of paragraph 4A(7), or

(b)a duly completed application from the tenant, accompanied by a statutory declaration which appears to meet the requirements of paragraph 4B(6),

the scheme administrator must give to the tenant or, as the case may be, the landlord (“the other party”) a copy of the application and accompanying statutory declaration and a notice under sub-paragraph (2).

(2)A notice under this sub-paragraph is a notice—

(a)asking the other party to indicate—

(i)whether he accepts that the applicant should be paid the whole or part of the amount claimed;

(ii)if he accepts that part of the amount claimed should be paid, the amount he accepts should be paid; and

(iii)if he does not accept that the applicant should be paid the whole of the amount claimed, whether he consents to the dispute being resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service; and

(b)warning the other party that—

(i)the amount claimed will be paid to the applicant unless, within the relevant period, the other party informs the scheme administrator that he does not accept that the whole of the amount claimed should be paid to the applicant; and

(ii)if the other party responds to the scheme administrator informing him that he does not accept that the whole of the amount claimed should be paid to the applicant, but fails to respond within the relevant period to the question mentioned in paragraph (a)(iii), he will be treated as having given his consent for the dispute to be resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service.

(3)If within the relevant period the scheme administrator receives a response from the other party to the effect that he accepts that the amount claimed should be paid to the applicant—

(a)the application must be granted; and

(b)the scheme administrator must arrange for the amount claimed to be paid to the applicant within the period of 10 days beginning with the day on which the scheme administrator receives that response.

(4)If within the relevant period the scheme administrator receives a response from the other party to the effect that he does not accept that the applicant should be paid any of the amount claimed—

(a)the application must be refused;

(b)the scheme administrator must not pay the amount claimed to either party except in accordance with the relevant provisions of paragraph 4; and

(c)the scheme administrator must inform the applicant of the other party's response to the questions asked in the notice under sub-paragraph (2).

(5)If within the relevant period the scheme administrator receives a response from the other party to the effect that he accepts that part of the amount claimed should be paid to the applicant—

(a)sub-paragraph (3) applies in relation to that part of the amount claimed; and

(b)sub-paragraph (4) applies to so much of the application as relates to the rest of the amount claimed.

(6)If the scheme administrator does not, within the relevant period, receive a response from the other party indicating whether he accepts that the whole or part of the amount claimed should be paid to the applicant, the scheme administrator must arrange for the amount claimed to be paid to the applicant within the period of 10 days beginning with the day after the last day of the relevant period.

(7)If within the relevant period the scheme administrator receives a response from the other party to the effect that he does not accept that the applicant should be paid the whole of the amount claimed but the other party fails within that period to indicate whether he consents to the dispute being resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service—

(a)the other party is to be treated as having given his consent to the use of that service; and

(b)the scheme administrator must inform the applicant that such consent is treated as having been given.

(8) In this paragraph “ the relevant period ”, in relation to the application, means the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which the notice mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) is received by the other party. ]

Insurance schemes: generalE+W

5(1)This paragraph applies to an insurance scheme.E+W

[F91(1A)The scheme must make provision as to the requirements that fall to be complied with by the landlord or by the scheme administrator where—

(a)a landlord wishes to retain a tenancy deposit under the scheme; or

(b)a landlord retaining a tenancy deposit under the scheme (in relation to a tenancy that has not terminated) gives notice to the scheme administrator that he no longer wishes to retain the deposit under that scheme.]

(2)The scheme must provide that any landlord by whom a tenancy deposit is retained under the scheme must give the scheme administrator an undertaking that, if the scheme administrator directs the landlord to pay him any amount in respect of the deposit in accordance with paragraph 6(3) or (7), the landlord will comply with such a direction.

(3)The scheme must require the scheme administrator to effect, and maintain in force, adequate insurance in respect of failures by landlords by whom tenancy deposits are retained under the scheme to comply with such directions as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).

[F92(3A)The scheme may make provision enabling the scheme administrator to determine that, by virtue of the landlord's failure to comply with a relevant obligation, a tenancy deposit which has previously been retained by a landlord under the scheme (and which relates to a tenancy which has not ended) is to cease to be retained under the scheme.

(3B)Provision under sub-paragraph (3A) must require the scheme administrator, before making a determination, to give a notice to the landlord stating that the scheme administrator proposes to make such a determination and the reasons for the proposal.]

(4)If the scheme provides for landlords participating in the scheme to be members of the scheme, the scheme may provide for a landlord’s membership to be terminated by the scheme administrator in the event of any [F93failure by the landlord to comply with a relevant obligation].

[F94(4A)Provision made under sub-paragraph (4) must require the scheme administrator, before determining that the landlord's membership be terminated, to give a notice to the landlord stating that the scheme administrator proposes to make such a determination and the reasons for the proposal.

(4B)On the termination of a landlord's membership under sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)any tenancy deposits previously retained by the landlord under the scheme (in relation to tenancies which had not ended before the termination) cease to be retained under the scheme; but

(b)the scheme continues to apply to a tenancy deposit retained by the landlord under the scheme in relation to a tenancy which ended before the termination as if the landlord were still a member.]

(5)The scheme may provide for landlords participating in the scheme to pay to the scheme administrator—

(a)fees in respect of the administration of the scheme, and

(b)contributions in respect of the cost of the insurance referred to in sub-paragraph (3).

[F95(6)Paragraph 5A makes further provision in relation to the procedure to be followed after a notice of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1A)(b), (3B) or (4A) has been given in accordance with the scheme.

(7) In this paragraph “ relevant obligation ” means—

(a)the duty to comply with a direction mentioned in sub-paragraph (2); or

(b)any obligation under the scheme which is specified in the scheme as a relevant obligation for the purposes of this paragraph.]

Textual Amendments

F93Words in Sch. 10 para. 5(4) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796),{art. 4(4)}

Commencement Information

I167Sch. 10 para. 5 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 5 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 5 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

[F96Requirements where deposit is to cease to be retained under an insurance schemeE+W

Textual Amendments

F96 Sch. 10 para. 5A and preceding cross-heading inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796) , art. 5

5A(1)This paragraph applies in relation to—E+W

(a)a notice of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5(1A)(b) or (3B), or

(b)a notice from the scheme administrator stating that he proposes to terminate a landlord's membership of the scheme under paragraph 5(4),

given in accordance with an insurance scheme.

(2)The scheme must make provision for the scheme administrator, in the case of a notice of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5(1A)(b) which has not been not withdrawn—

(a)to determine the date on which the tenancy deposit is to cease to be retained under the scheme; and

(b)to give a notice under sub-paragraph (4) to the landlord and to the tenant.

(3)The scheme must make provision for the scheme administrator, in the case of a notice of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5(3B), to take the following steps after the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which that notice is received—

(a)to determine whether the deposit should cease to be retained under the scheme and, if so, the date on which it is to cease to be so retained;

(b)if the determination is that the deposit should continue to be retained under the scheme, to give a notice of the determination to the landlord;

(c)if the determination is that the deposit should cease to be so retained, to give a notice under sub-paragraph (4) to the landlord and to the tenant.

(4)A notice under this sub-paragraph is a notice—

(a)identifying the tenancy deposit in question;

(b)informing the recipients of the notice of the determination made by the scheme administrator and stating the date when the deposit ceases to be retained under the scheme; and

(c)giving a general explanation of the continuing effect of sections 213 to 215 of this Act in relation to the deposit (including in particular the effect of section 213 as modified by sub-paragraph (9)).

(5)The scheme must make provision for the scheme administrator, in the case of a notice of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b), to take the following steps after the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which that notice is received—

(a)to determine whether to terminate the landlord's membership and, if so, the date on which his membership is to terminate;

(b)if the determination is that the landlord should continue as a member, to give a notice of the determination to the landlord; and

(c)if the determination is that the membership should be terminated, to give a notice under sub-paragraph (6) to the landlord and to the tenant under any tenancy in relation to which a deposit affected by the determination is retained under the scheme.

(6)A notice under this sub-paragraph is a notice—

(a)informing the recipients of the notice of the determination by the scheme administrator that the landlord's membership of the scheme is to be terminated and stating the date on which his membership terminates;

(b)giving a general explanation of the effect of the termination on any tenancy deposits retained by the landlord under the scheme; and

(c)giving a general explanation of the continuing effect of sections 213 to 215 of this Act in relation to any tenancy deposits that cease to be retained under the scheme as a result of the termination of membership (including in particular the effect of section 213 as modified by sub-paragraph (9)).

(7)The date determined under sub-paragraph (2)(a), (3)(a) or (5)(a) must not be within the period of three months beginning with the day on which the original notice mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) was received.

(8)A notice under sub-paragraph (4) or (6) must be given at least two months before the date on which the deposit ceases to be retained under the scheme or the landlord's membership terminates (as the case may be).

(9)In the application of section 213 to a tenancy deposit which ceases to be retained under an insurance scheme (“the old scheme”) by virtue of a determination mentioned in this paragraph—

(a)references to receiving the deposit include a reference to ceasing to retain it under the terms of the old scheme;

(b)subsection (3) has effect as if for the words “within the period of [F97 30 ] days beginning with the date on which it is received” there were substituted before the deposit ceases to be retained under the old scheme; and

(c)subsection (6)(b) has effect as if the reference to the date on which the landlord receives the deposit were a reference to the date on which the deposit ceases to be retained under the old scheme.]

Textual Amendments

F97Word in Sch. 10 para. 5A(9)(b) substituted (6.4.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), ss. 184(14), 240(2); S.I. 2012/628, art. 8(c) (with arts. 9, 12, 13, 16, 18-20) (as amended (3.8.2012) by S.I. 2012/2029, arts. 2, 4)

Insurance schemes: termination of tenanciesE+W

6(1)An insurance scheme must make provision in accordance with this paragraph and paragraphs [F986A to] 8 in relation to the respective obligations of the landlord and the scheme administrator where—E+W

(a)a tenancy deposit has been retained by the landlord under the scheme, and

(b)the tenancy has ended.

(2)Sub-paragraphs (3) to (9) apply where the tenant notifies the scheme administrator that—

(a)the tenant has requested the landlord to repay to him the whole or any part of the deposit, and

(b)the amount in question (“the outstanding amount”) has not been repaid to him within the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the request was made.

[F99(2A)When a tenant gives notice under sub-paragraph (2) he must also indicate whether he consents to any dispute as to the amount to be repaid to him being resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service.]

(3)On receiving a notification in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), the scheme administrator must direct the landlord—

(a)to pay an amount equal to the outstanding amount into a designated account held by the scheme administrator, and

(b)to do so within the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the direction is received by the landlord.

(4)The following sub-paragraphs apply where the tenant or the landlord notifies the scheme administrator—

(a)that a court has decided that the outstanding amount is payable either wholly to one of them or partly to the one and partly to the other and the decision has become final (see paragraph 4(6) and (7)), F100. . .

(b)that the tenant and landlord have agreed that such an amount is to be paid either wholly to one of them or partly to the one and partly to the other.[F101 or

(c)that a person acting as an adjudicator under the provision made under paragraph 10 has made a binding decision that the outstanding amount is payable either wholly to one of them or partly to one and partly to the other.]

(5)If the scheme administrator is satisfied as to the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (4)(a) [F102, (b) or (c)](as the case may be), he must—

(a)pay to the tenant any amount due to him in accordance with the decision or agreement (and, to the extent possible, pay that amount out of any amount held by him by virtue of sub-paragraph (3)), and

(b)comply with sub-paragraph (6) or (7), as the case may be.

(6)Where any amount held by the scheme administrator by virtue of sub-paragraph (3) is more than any amount due to the tenant in accordance with the decision or agreement, the scheme administrator must pay the balance to the landlord.

(7)Where any amount so held by the scheme administrator is less than any amount so due to the tenant, the scheme administrator must direct the landlord to pay him the difference within the period of 10 days beginning with the date on which the direction is received by the landlord.

(8)The scheme administrator must pay any amounts required to be paid to the tenant or the landlord as mentioned in sub-paragraph (5)(a) or (6) within 10 days beginning with the date on which the notification is received by the scheme administrator.

(9)The landlord must comply with any direction given in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) or (7).

Textual Amendments

F98Words in Sch. 10 para. 6(1) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 6(2)

F101Sch. 10 para. 6(4)(c) and preceding word inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 6(4)(b)

F102Words in Sch. 10 para. 6(5) substituted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 6(5)

Commencement Information

I168Sch. 10 para. 6 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 6 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 6 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 6 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

[F103Notice to be sent to landlord when a direction under paragraph 6(3) is givenE+W

Textual Amendments

F103Sch. 10 para. 6A and preceding cross-heading inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796) {art. 7}

6A(1)This paragraph applies where the scheme administrator of an insurance scheme gives a direction under paragraph 6(3) to a landlord.E+W

(2)The scheme administrator must also send to the landlord a notice—

(a)asking the landlord to indicate—

(i)whether he accepts that the tenant should be repaid the whole or part of the outstanding amount;

(ii)if he accepts that part of it should be repaid, the amount he accepts should be repaid; and

(iii)if he does not accept that the tenant should be repaid the whole of the outstanding amount, whether he consents to the dispute being resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service; and

(b)warning the landlord that if he does not accept that the tenant should be repaid the whole of the outstanding amount but fails to respond within the relevant period to the question mentioned in paragraph (a)(iii), he will be treated as having given his consent for the dispute to be resolved through the use of that service.

(3)If the scheme administrator does not, within the relevant period, receive a response from the landlord indicating whether he accepts that the whole or part of the outstanding amount should be paid to the tenant—

(a)the scheme administrator must treat the lack of a response as an indication that the landlord does not accept that the tenant should be repaid any of the outstanding amount;

(b)the scheme administrator must determine forthwith whether he is satisfied that the notice was received by the landlord;

(c)if the scheme administrator determines that he is satisfied that it was so received, the landlord is to be treated as having given his consent for the dispute to be resolved through the use of the dispute resolution service; and

(d)the scheme administrator must inform the tenant and the landlord whether or not such consent is to be treated as having been given.

(4)If within the relevant period the scheme administrator receives a response to the notice under sub-paragraph (2) to the effect that the landlord does not accept that the tenant should be repaid the whole of the outstanding amount but the landlord fails within that period to indicate whether he consents to the dispute being resolved through the dispute resolution service—

(a)the landlord is to be treated as having given his consent for the dispute to be resolved through the use of that service; and

(b)the scheme administrator must inform the tenant and the landlord that such consent is to be treated as given.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • the outstanding amount ” has the same meaning as in paragraph 6;

  • the relevant period ” means the period of 10 working days beginning with the day after that on which the notice referred to in sub-paragraph (2) is sent; and

  • “working days” shall be taken to exclude Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and any day which, under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 M3 , is a bank holiday in England and Wales. ]

Marginal Citations

M31971 c 80.

[F104Insurance schemes – supplementary provisionsE+W

Textual Amendments

F104Cross-heading preceding Sch. 10 para. 7 inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 12

X1 7 (1)The designated account held by the scheme administrator must not contain anything other than amounts paid into it as mentioned in paragraph 6(3) and any interest accruing on such amounts.E+W

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the scheme administrator may retain any interest accruing on such amounts.

(3)The relevant arrangements under section 212(1) may provide for any amount paid in accordance with paragraph 6(5)(a) or (6) to be paid with interest—

(a)in respect of the period during which the relevant amount has remained in the designated account, and

(b)at such rate as the appropriate national authority may specify for the purposes of paragraph 3(5)(b).

(4)With the exception of any interest retained in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), nothing contained in the designated account may be used to fund the administration of the scheme.

(5) In this paragraph “ the relevant amount ”, in relation to a tenancy deposit, means the amount, in respect of the deposit, paid into the designated account by virtue of a direction given in accordance with paragraph 6(3).

Editorial Information

X1The insertion of the new heading "Insurance schemes - supplementary provisions" in Sch. 10 on 6.4.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.

Commencement Information

I169Sch. 10 para. 7 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 7 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 7 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 7 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

X2 8 (1)The scheme must make provision for preventing double recovery by a tenant in respect of the whole or part of the deposit, and may in that connection make provision—E+W

(a)for excluding or modifying any requirement imposed by the scheme in accordance with paragraph 6 or 7, and

(b)for requiring the repayment of amounts paid to the tenant by the scheme administrator.

(2) In this paragraph “ double recovery ”, in relation to an amount of a tenancy deposit, means recovering that amount both from the scheme administrator and from the landlord. ]

Editorial Information

X2The insertion of the new heading "Insurance schemes - supplementary provisions" in Sch. 10 on 6.4.2007 gives rise to a change in the structure of this legislation on SLD which breaks the continuity of historical versions of the existing provisions which are now brought under that new heading.

Commencement Information

I170Sch. 10 para. 8 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 8 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 8 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 8 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Notifications to tenantsE+W

9(1)Every custodial scheme or insurance scheme must provide for the scheme administrator to respond as soon as is practicable to any request within sub-paragraph (2) made by the tenant under a shorthold tenancy.E+W

(2)A request is within this sub-paragraph if it is a request by the tenant to receive confirmation that a deposit paid in connection with the tenancy is being held in accordance with the scheme.

Commencement Information

I171Sch. 10 para. 9 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 9 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 9 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 9 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Dispute resolution proceduresE+W

10(1)Every custodial scheme or insurance scheme must provide for facilities to be available for enabling disputes relating to tenancy deposits subject to the scheme to be resolved without recourse to litigation.E+W

(2)The scheme must not, however, make the use of such facilities compulsory in the event of such a dispute.

[F105(3)The provision made under this paragraph may confer power on a person acting as an adjudicator in relation to such a dispute to decline to proceed, or continue to proceed, with the case.

(4) In this Schedule, in relation to a custodial scheme or an insurance scheme, “ the dispute resolution service ” means the facilities provided by the scheme in accordance with this paragraph. ]

Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I172Sch. 10 para. 10 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 10 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 10 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

[F106Service of documents: generalE+W

Textual Amendments

F106Sch. 10 paras. 10A-10C and cross-headings inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 9

10AE+WA tenancy deposit scheme may make provision as to the methods which may be used for giving or sending any direction, notice or other document which falls to be given or sent under the scheme.

Service of documents by scheme administrator on landlordsE+W

10B(1)The provision made by a tenancy deposit scheme under paragraph 10A may include provision for any direction, notice or other document mentioned in this Schedule which is to be given or sent to a landlord by the scheme administrator to be treated as having been received on the second day after the day on which it is sent by first class post to the landlord at the address last provided by him to the scheme administrator as the postal address to which correspondence may be sent.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to the notice mentioned in paragraph 6A(2).

(3)Provision made under sub-paragraph (1) may require the scheme administrator—

(a)to send a document to an address other than that mentioned in that sub-paragraph; or

(b)to use or attempt to use any other available means of communication,

before sending a document which is to be treated as having been received as mentioned in that sub-paragraph.

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Service of documents by scheme administrator on tenants

10C(1)The provision made by a tenancy deposit scheme under paragraph 10A may include provision for any notice or other document mentioned in this Schedule which is to be given or sent to a tenant by the scheme administrator to be treated as having been received on the second day after the day on which it is sent by first class post to the tenant at the proper address.E+W

(2)In the case of a notice mentioned in paragraph 4C(2), the proper address is—

(a)the address (if any) last provided to the scheme administrator as the address to which correspondence may be sent; or

(b)if no such address has been provided, the address given in the landlord's statutory declaration as the tenant's last known address or, if the scheme administrator has a more recent address for the tenant, that address.

(3)In the case of a notice of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5A(4) or (6), the proper address is the address of the premises subject to the tenancy in question.

(4)Provision made under sub-paragraph (1) may require the scheme administrator—

(a)to send a document to an address other than the proper address, or

(b)to use or attempt to use any other available means of communication,

before sending a document which is to be treated as having been received as mentioned in that sub-paragraph]

Textual Amendments

F106Sch. 10 paras. 10A-10C and cross-headings inserted (6.4.2007) by The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/796), art. 9

Power to amendE+W

11E+WThe appropriate national authority may by order make such amendments of this Schedule as it considers appropriate.

Commencement Information

I173Sch. 10 para. 11 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 11 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 10 para. 11 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 11 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

InterpretationE+W

12E+WIn this Schedule references to tenants under shorthold tenancies include references to persons who, in accordance with arrangements made with such tenants, have paid tenancy deposits on behalf of the tenants.

Commencement Information

I174Sch. 10 para. 12 wholly in force at 6.4.2007; Sch. 10 para. 12 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 270(4)(5); Sch. 10 para. 12 in force for W. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/305, art. 2; Sch. 10 para. 12 in force for E. at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1068, art. 2(a)

Section 218

SCHEDULE 11E+WRegistered social landlords

Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69)E+W

1E+WIn section 87 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (financial assistance with respect to formation, management, etc. of certain housing associations) omit—

(a)in subsection (3), the words from “, acting” onwards, and

(b)subsection (6).

Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)E+W

2E+WThe Housing Act 1988 is amended as follows.

F1073E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4E+WIn section 52(2) (recovery etc. of grants) omit the words from “, acting” to “determine,”.

5E+WOmit section 55 (surplus rental income).

6E+WIn section 59(1A) (interpretation) for “55” substitute “ 54 ”.

Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)E+W

7E+WThe Housing Act 1996 is amended as follows.

8E+WIn section 18(2) (social housing grants) omit the words from “, acting” to “determine,”.

F1089E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F10910E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F11011E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12(1)In section 31(2) (offence of intentionally altering etc. document required to be produced under section 30), for paragraph (b) substitute—E+W

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine, or both.

(2)The amendment made by sub-paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to any offence committed before the day on which that sub-paragraph comes into force.

13(1)Section 36 (issue of guidance by the Relevant Authority) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2) (particular matters with respect to which guidance may be issued under the section) for “this section” substitute “ subsection (1) ”.

(3)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)The Relevant Authority may also issue guidance with respect to—

(a)the governance of bodies that are registered social landlords;

(b)the effective management of such bodies;

(c)establishing and maintaining the financial viability of such bodies.

(4)In subsection (7) (guidance relevant to whether there has been mismanagement) after “there has been” insert “ misconduct or ”.

14E+WIn paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 1 (payments by way of gift, dividend or bonus) after paragraph (b) insert—

(c)the payment of a sum, in accordance with the constitution or rules of the body, to a registered social landlord which is a subsidiary or associate of the body.

Prospective

15(1)Paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 (transfer of net assets on dissolution or winding up) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(b), after “1985” insert “ (including such a company which is also a registered charity) ”.

(3)At the end of sub-paragraph (4) insert— “ And in such a case any registered social landlord specified in a direction under sub-paragraph (2) must be one to which paragraphs (a) and (b) above apply. ”

16E+WAfter paragraph 15 insert—

Transfer of net assets on termination of charity not within paragraph 15(1)E+W

15A(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for any provisions of paragraph 15(2) to (6) to apply in relation to a registered social landlord within sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)in such circumstances, and

(b)with such modifications,

as may be specified in the regulations.

(2)A registered social landlord is within this sub-paragraph if—

(a)it is a registered charity, and

(b)it does not fall within sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 15.

(3)Regulations under this paragraph may in particular provide that any provision of the regulations requiring the transfer of any property of the charity is to have effect notwithstanding—

(a)anything in the terms of its trusts, or

(b)any resolution, order or other thing done for the purposes of, or in connection with, the termination of the charity in any manner specified in the regulations.

(4)Any regulations under this paragraph shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Commencement Information

I175Sch. 11 para. 16 partly in force; Sch. 11 para. 16 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b)

17(1)Paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 (general requirements as to accounts and audit) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit sub-paragraph (4) (auditor’s report to state whether accounts comply with paragraph 16).

(3)For sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

(5)Every registered social landlord shall furnish to the Relevant Authority—

(a)a copy of its accounts, and

(b)(subject to sub-paragraph (7)) a copy of the auditor’s report in respect of them,

within six months of the end of the period to which they relate.

(6)The auditor’s report shall state, in addition to any other matters which it is required to state, whether in the auditor’s opinion the accounts comply with the requirements laid down under this paragraph.

(7)The provisions of sub-paragraphs (5)(b) and (6) do not apply where, by virtue of any enactment—

(a)any accounts of a registered social landlord are not required to be audited, and

(b)instead a report is required to be prepared in respect of them by a person appointed for the purpose (“the reporting accountant”),

and sub-paragraph (8) shall apply in place of those provisions.

(8)In such a case—

(a)the registered social landlord shall furnish to the Relevant Authority a copy of the reporting accountant’s report in respect of the accounts within six months of the end of the period to which they relate; and

(b)that report shall state, in addition to any other matters which it is required to state, whether in the reporting accountant’s opinion the accounts comply with the requirements laid down under this paragraph.

18E+WAfter paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 insert—

Companies exempt from audit requirements: accountant’s reportE+W

16A(1)This paragraph applies to registered social landlords which are companies registered under the Companies Act 1985 (“RSL companies”).

(2)In section 249A of the Companies Act 1985 (exemptions from audit)—

(a)subsection (2) shall apply in relation to an RSL company which meets the total exemption conditions in respect of a financial year (whether it is a charity or not), and

(b)that subsection shall apply in relation to such a company in the same way as it applies in relation to an RSL company which is a charity and meets the report conditions in relation to a financial year; and

(c)subsection (1) accordingly does not have effect in relation to an RSL company.

(3)In section 249C of that Act (report required for the purposes of section 249A(2)), subsection (3) shall apply in relation to an RSL company within sub-paragraph (2)(a) above as if the reference to satisfying the requirements of section 249A(4) were a reference to meeting the total exemption conditions.

(4)The Relevant Authority may, in respect of any relevant financial year of an RSL company, give a direction to the company requiring it—

(a)to appoint a qualified auditor to audit its accounts and balance sheet for that year, and

(b)to furnish to the Relevant Authority a copy of the auditor’s report by such date as is specified in the direction.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (4), a financial year of an RSL company is a “relevant financial year”if—

(a)it precedes that in which the direction is given, and

(b)the company met either the total exemption conditions or the report conditions in respect of that year, and

(c)its accounts and balance sheet for that year were not audited in accordance with Part 7 of the Companies Act 1985.

(6)In this paragraph—

(a)financial year” has the meaning given by section 223 of the Companies Act 1985;

(b)qualified auditor” means a person who is eligible for appointment as auditor of the company under Part 2 of the Companies Act 1989;

(c)any reference to a company meeting the report conditions is to be read in accordance with section 249A(4) of the Companies Act 1985; and

(d)any reference to a company meeting the total exemption conditions is to be read in accordance with section 249A(3) or section 249A(3) and (3A) of that Act, depending on whether it is a charity.

19E+WFor paragraph 17 of Schedule 1 (appointment of auditors by industrial and provident societies), together with the heading preceding it, substitute—

Industrial and provident societies exempt from audit requirements: accountant’s reportE+W

17(1)This paragraph applies to registered social landlords which are industrial and provident societies.

(2)Section 9A of the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1968 (duty to obtain accountant’s reports where section 4 applied) shall have effect, in its application to such a landlord, with the omission of subsection (1)(b) (accountant’s report required only where turnover exceeds a specified sum).

(3)The Relevant Authority may, in respect of any relevant year of account of such a landlord, give a direction to the landlord requiring it—

(a)to appoint a qualified auditor to audit its accounts and balance sheet for that year, and

(b)to furnish to the Relevant Authority a copy of the auditor’s report by such date as is specified in the direction.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3), a year of account of a landlord is a “relevant year of account”if—

(a)it precedes that in which the direction is given, and

(b)at the end of it there is in force in relation to it a disapplication under section 4A(1) of the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1968.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • qualified auditor” means a person who is a qualified auditor for the purposes of the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1968;

  • year of account” has the meaning given by section 21(1) of that Act.

20(1)Paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 (accounting and audit requirements for charities) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In the cross-heading preceding the paragraph, after “and audit” insert “ or reporting ”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1) (application of provisions to registered social landlord which is a registered charity) omit the words from “(which impose” onwards.

(4)For sub-paragraph (4) substitute—

(4)The charity must appoint a qualified auditor (“the auditor”) to audit the accounts prepared in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) in respect of each period of account in which—

(a)the charity’s gross income (within the meaning of the Charities Act 1993) arising in connection with its housing activities, or

(b)its total expenditure arising in connection with those activities,

exceeds the sum for the time being specified in section 43(1) of the Charities Act 1993 (audit required for charities where gross income or total income exceeds the specified sum).

(4A)Where sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in respect of a period of account, the charity must appoint a qualified auditor (“the reporting accountant”) to make such a report as is mentioned in paragraph 18A(1) in respect of the period of account.

(4B)In sub-paragraphs (4) and (4A) “qualified auditor” means a person who is eligible for appointment as auditor of the charity under Part 2 of the Companies Act 1989 or who would be so eligible if the charity were a company registered under the Companies Act 1985.

21E+WAfter paragraph 18 of Schedule 1 insert—

Charities exempt from audit requirements: accountant’s reportE+W

18A(1)The report referred to in paragraph 18(4A) is a report—

(a)relating to the charity’s accounts prepared in accordance with paragraph 18(3) in respect of the period of account in question, and

(b)complying with sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

(2)The report must state whether, in the opinion of the reporting accountant—

(a)the revenue account or accounts and the balance sheet are in agreement with the books of account kept by the charity under paragraph 18(2),

(b)on the basis of the information contained in those books of account, the revenue account or accounts and the balance sheet comply with the requirements of the Charities Act 1993, and

(c)on the basis of the information contained in those books of account, paragraph 18(4A) applied to the charity in respect of the period of account in question.

(3)The report must also state the name of the reporting accountant and be signed by him.

(4)Paragraph 18(7) applies to the reporting accountant and his functions under this paragraph as it applies to an auditor and his functions under paragraph 18.

(5)The Relevant Authority may, in respect of a relevant period of account of a charity, give a direction to the charity requiring it—

(a)to appoint a qualified auditor to audit its accounts for that period, and

(b)to furnish to the Relevant Authority a copy of the auditor’s report by such date as is specified in the direction;

and paragraph 18(5) to (7) apply to an auditor so appointed as they apply to an auditor appointed under paragraph 18.

(6)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5), a period of account of a charity is a relevant period of account if—

(a)it precedes that in which the direction is given; and

(b)paragraph 18(4A) applied in relation to it.

(7)In this paragraph “period of account” and “qualified auditor” have the same meaning as in paragraph 18(4A).

22(1)Paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 (responsibility for securing compliance with accounting requirements) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)in paragraph (c), after “and audit” insert “ or reporting ”;

(b)omit paragraph (d) (but not the “or” at the end); and

(c)for “level 3” substitute “ level 5 ”.

(3)The amendment made by sub-paragraph (2)(c) does not apply in relation to any offence committed before the day on which that sub-paragraph comes into force.

(4)After sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(5)Where any of paragraphs (a) to (e) of sub-paragraph (2) applies in respect of any default on the part of a registered social landlord, the High Court may, on the application of the Relevant Authority, make such order as the court thinks fit for requiring the default to be made good.

Any such order may provide that all the costs or expenses of and incidental to the application shall be borne by the registered social landlord or by any of its officers who are responsible for the default.

23E+WAfter paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 insert—

Disclosure of information by auditors etc. to the Relevant AuthorityE+W

19A(1)A person who is, or has been, an auditor of a registered social landlord does not contravene any duty to which he is subject merely because he gives to the Relevant Authority —

(a)information on a matter of which he became aware in his capacity as auditor of the registered social landlord, or

(b)his opinion on such a matter,

if he is acting in good faith and he reasonably believes that the information or opinion is relevant to any functions of the Relevant Authority.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) applies whether or not the person is responding to a request from the Relevant Authority.

(3)This paragraph applies to a person who is, or has been, a reporting accountant as it applies to a person who is, or has been, an auditor.

(4)A “reporting accountant” means a person appointed as mentioned in paragraph 16(7)(b).

24(1)Paragraph 20 of Schedule 1 (inquiry into affairs of registered social landlord) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)After sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(4A)The person or persons conducting the inquiry may determine the procedure to be followed in connection with the inquiry.

(3)At the end of sub-paragraph (7) add “ , and the Relevant Authority may arrange for the whole or part of an interim or final report to be published in such manner as it considers appropriate. ”

(4)After sub-paragraph (7) insert—

(8)A local authority may, if they think fit, contribute to the expenses of the Relevant Authority in connection with any inquiry under this paragraph.

25E+WAfter paragraph 20 of Schedule 1 insert—

EvidenceE+W

20A(1)For the purposes of an inquiry the person or persons conducting it may serve a notice on an appropriate person directing him to attend at a specified time and place and do either or both of the following, namely—

(a)give evidence;

(b)produce any specified documents, or documents of a specified description, which are in his custody or under his control and relate to any matter relevant to the inquiry.

(2)The person or persons conducting such an inquiry—

(a)may take evidence on oath and for that purpose administer oaths, or

(b)instead of administering an oath, require the person examined to make and subscribe a declaration of the truth of the matters about which he is examined.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • appropriate person” means a person listed in section 30(2);

  • document” has the same meaning as in section 30;

  • inquiry” means an inquiry under paragraph 20.

(4)A person may not be required under this paragraph to disclose anything that, by virtue of section 30(4), he could not be required to disclose under section 30.

(5)Section 31 (enforcement of notice to provide information, &c) applies in relation to a notice given under this paragraph by the person or persons conducting an inquiry as it applies in relation to a notice given under section 30 by the Relevant Authority, but subject to sub-paragraph (6).

(6)A person guilty of an offence under section 31(1) as it applies in accordance with sub-paragraph (5) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine, or both.

(7)Any person who, in purported compliance with a notice given under this paragraph by the person or persons conducting an inquiry, knowingly or recklessly provides any information which is false or misleading in a material particular commits an offence and is liable to the penalties mentioned in sub-paragraph (6).

(8)Proceedings for an offence under sub-paragraph (7) may be brought only by or with the consent of the Relevant Authority or the Director of Public Prosecutions.

26(1)Paragraph 21 of Schedule 1 (power of appointed person to obtain information) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)At the end of sub-paragraph (3) (application of section 31 to notice under paragraph 20) add “ , but subject to sub-paragraph (4). ”

(3)After sub-paragraph (3) add—

(4)A person guilty of an offence under section 31(1) as it applies in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine, or both.

(5)Any person who, in purported compliance with a notice given under this paragraph by an appointed person, knowingly or recklessly provides any information which is false or misleading in a material particular commits an offence and is liable to the penalties mentioned in sub-paragraph (4).

(6)Proceedings for an offence under sub-paragraph (5) may be brought only by or with the consent of the Relevant Authority or the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(4)The amendments made by this paragraph do not apply in relation to any offence committed or other thing done before the day on which this paragraph comes into force.

Section 228(3)

F111SCHEDULE 12E+WNew Schedule 2A to the Housing Act 1996

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Textual Amendments

Section 230

SCHEDULE 13E+WResidential property tribunals: procedure

Procedure regulationsE+W

1(1)The [F112Welsh Ministers] may make regulations about the procedure of residential property tribunals.E+W

(2)Nothing in the following provisions of this Schedule affects the generality of sub-paragraph (1).

(3)In those provisions—

  • procedure regulations” means regulations under this paragraph;

  • tribunal” means a residential property tribunal.

Textual Amendments

F112Words in Sch. 13 para. 1 substituted (1.7.2013) by The Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1036), art. 1, Sch. 1 para. 187 (with Sch. 3)

Commencement Information

I176 Sch. 13 para. 1 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 1 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 1 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729 , art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3 ); Sch. 13 para. 1 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

[F113Applications and appeals]E+W

2(1)Procedure regulations may include provision, in relation to applications to tribunals—E+W

(a)about the form of such applications and the particulars to be contained in them,

(b)requiring the service of notices of such applications, and

(c)in the case of applications under section 102(4) or (7) or 133(1), requiring the service of copies of the draft orders submitted with the applications.

(2)Procedure regulations may include provision, in relation to appeals to tribunals—

(a)about the form of notices of appeal and the particulars to be contained in them, and

(b)requiring the service of copies of such notices.

(3)Procedure regulations may include provision dispensing with the service of the notices or copies mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b) in such cases of urgency as are specified in the regulations.

Commencement Information

I177 Sch. 13 para. 2 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 2 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 2 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729 , art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3 ); Sch. 13 para. 2 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

TransfersE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies where, in any proceedings before a court, there falls for determination a question which a tribunal would have jurisdiction to determine on an application or appeal to the tribunal.E+W

(2)The court—

(a)may by order transfer to the tribunal so much of the proceedings as relate to the determination of that question, and

(b)may then dispose of all or any remaining proceedings, or adjourn the disposal of all or any remaining proceedings pending the determination of that question by the tribunal, as it thinks fit.

(3)When the tribunal has determined the question, the court may give effect to the determination in an order of the court.

(4)Rules of court may prescribe the procedure to be followed in a court in connection with or in consequence of a transfer under this paragraph.

(5)Procedure regulations may prescribe the procedure to be followed in a tribunal consequent on a transfer under this paragraph.

(6)Nothing in this Act [F114, the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960] [F115, the Mobile Homes Act 1983 or the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013] affects any power of a court to make an order that could be made by a tribunal (such as an order quashing a licence granted or order made by a local housing authority) in a case where—

(a)the court has not made a transfer under this paragraph, and

(b)the order is made by the court in connection with disposing of any proceedings before it.

Textual Amendments

F114Words in Sch. 13 para. 3(6) inserted (1.4.2014) by Mobile Homes Act 2013 (c. 14), ss. 7(3)(a), 15(1)

F115Words in Sch. 13 para. 3(6) substituted (5.11.2013) by Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 6), s. 64(1), Sch. 4 para. 9(3)(a) (with Sch. 5 para. 7) (this amendment is to be treated as not having effect until 1.10.2014 by virtue of S.I. 2014/11, art. 3(2))

Commencement Information

I178 Sch. 13 para. 3 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 3 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 3 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729 , art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3 ); Sch. 13 para. 3 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535 , art. 2(a) (with Sch. )

Parties etc.E+W

4(1)Procedure regulations may include provision enabling persons to be joined as parties to the proceedings.E+W

(2)Procedure regulations may include provision enabling persons who are not parties to proceedings before a tribunal to make oral or written representations to the tribunal.

Commencement Information

I179Sch. 13 para. 4 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 4 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 4 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729, art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3); Sch. 13 para. 4 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

InformationE+W

5(1)Procedure regulations may include—E+W

(a)provision relating to the supply of information and documents by a party to the proceedings, and

(b)in particular any provision authorised by the following provisions of this paragraph.

(2)The regulations may include provision for requiring, or empowering the tribunal to require, a party to proceedings before a tribunal—

(a)to supply to the tribunal information or documents specified, or of a description specified, in the regulations or in an order made by the tribunal;

(b)to supply to any other party copies of any information or documents supplied to the tribunal;

(c)to supply any such information, documents or copies by such time as is specified in or determined in accordance with the regulations or order.

(3)The regulations may also include provision—

(a)for granting a party to the proceedings such disclosure or inspection of documents, or such right to further information, as might be granted by [F116the county court] ;

(b)for requiring persons to attend to give evidence and produce documents;

(c)for authorising the administration of oaths to witnesses.

(4)The regulations may include provision empowering a tribunal to dismiss, or allow, the whole or part of an appeal or application in a case where a party to the proceedings has failed to comply with—

(a)a requirement imposed by regulations made by virtue of this paragraph, or

(b)an order of the tribunal made by virtue of any such regulations.

Textual Amendments

F116Words in Sch. 13 para. 5(3)(a) substituted (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 9 para. 52; S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(c) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

Commencement Information

I180Sch. 13 para. 5 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 5 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 5 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729, art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3); Sch. 13 para. 5 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Pre-trial reviews etc.E+W

6(1)Procedure regulations may include provision for the holding of a pre-trial review (on the application of a party to the proceedings or on the tribunal’s own initiative).E+W

(2)Procedure regulations may provide for functions of a tribunal in relation to, or at, a pre-trial review to be exercised by a single qualified member of the panel.

(3)Procedure regulations may provide for other functions as to preliminary or incidental matters to be exercised by a single qualified member of the panel.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph—

(a)a person is a qualified member of the panel if he was appointed to it by the Lord Chancellor; and

(b)the panel” means the panel provided for in Schedule 10 to the Rent Act 1977 (c. 42).

Commencement Information

I181Sch. 13 para. 6 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 6 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 6 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729, art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3); Sch. 13 para. 6 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Interim ordersE+W

7E+WProcedure regulations may include provision empowering tribunals to make orders, on an interim basis—

(a)suspending, in whole or in part, the effect of any decision, notice, order or licence which is the subject matter of proceedings before them;

(b)granting any remedy which they would have had power to grant in their final decisions.

Commencement Information

I182Sch. 13 para. 7 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; Sch. 13 para. 7 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); Sch. 13 para. 7 in force for E. at. 4.7.2005 by S.I. 2005/1729, art. 2(b) (subject to art. 3); Sch. 13 para. 7 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

Additional reliefE+W

8(1)Procedure regulations may include provision as to—E+W

(a)any additional relief which tribunals may grant in respect of proceedings before them; and

(b)the grounds on which such relief may be granted.

(2)In this paragraph “additional relief” means relief additional to any relief specifically authorised by any provision of Parts 1 to 4 of this Act [F117, any provision of the Mobile Homes Act 1983 or any provision of [F118the Caravan Sites and Contr