1999 No. 68
HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Housing Renewal Grants (Common Parts) Order 1999
14th January 1999
Laid before Parliament
20th January 1999
Coming into force
10th February 1999
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 14(2)(d) and 146(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order–
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Housing Renewal Grants (Common Parts) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 10th February 1999.
2. For the purposes of section 14(2)(d) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (common parts grants: occupation of flats by occupying tenants), a condition is specified in relation to a tenancy that it is for a term of years absolute of which not less than five years remain unexpired at the date of the application.
3. This Order shall not apply in relation to applications made before this Order comes into force.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
12th January 1999
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales
Jon Owen Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
14th January 1999
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order extends the availability of common parts grants for works to a building under Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (grants for renewal of private sector housing). One of the conditions for such grants is that the required proportion of the flats in the building is occupied by tenants with tenancies of the kind listed in section 14(2) of the Act. Article 2 of this Order adds a further category of tenancy to the list.
1996 c. 53.