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Housing Act 2004

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63Applications for licencesE+W

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(1)An application for a licence must be made to the local housing authority.

(2)The application must be made in accordance with such requirements as the authority may specify.

(3)The authority may, in particular, require the application to be accompanied by a fee fixed by the authority.

(4)The power of the authority to specify requirements under this section is subject to any regulations made under subsection (5).

(5)The appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision about the making of applications under this section.

(6)Such regulations may, in particular—

(a)specify the manner and form in which applications are to be made;

(b)require the applicant to give copies of the application, or information about it, to particular persons;

(c)specify the information which is to be supplied in connection with applications;

(d)specify the maximum fees which are to be charged (whether by specifying amounts or methods for calculating amounts);

(e)specify cases in which no fees are to be charged or fees are to be refunded.

(7)When fixing fees under this section, the local housing authority may (subject to any regulations made under subsection (5)) take into account—

(a)all costs incurred by the authority in carrying out their functions under this Part, and

(b)all costs incurred by them in carrying out their functions under Chapter 1 of Part 4 in relation to HMOs (so far as they are not recoverable under or by virtue of any provision of that Chapter).

Commencement Information

I1S. 63 wholly in force at 16.6.2006; s. 63 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 270(2)(b); s. 63 in force for E. at 6.4.2006 by S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(a) (with Sch.); s. 63 in force for W. at 16.6.2006 by S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(a) (with Sch.)

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