The Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed Form and Particulars) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-11-20

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2891

The Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed Form and Particulars) Regulations 1996

20th November 1996

Laid before Parliament
26th November 1996

Coming into force
17th December 1996

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 2(2) and (4), 101(1) and 146(1) to (2) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed Form and Particulars) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 17th December 1996.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

Forms of application for grant

2.  The form set out in the Schedule shall be the prescribed form of application for a grant under section 2(4) of the Act in the case of—

(a)an application for a renovation grant which is—

(i)an owner’s application accompanied by an owner-occupation certificate, or

(ii)a tenant’s application;

(b)any application (other than a landlord’s application) for a disabled facilities grant; or

(c)a tenants' application for common parts grant (whether or not the landlord is also applying as a participating landlord).

Particulars for applications for grant

3.  The particulars prescribed under section 2(2)(d) of the Act in respect of any application falling within regulation 2 are the particulars required for that application by the form set out in the Schedule.

Application of Regulations

4.  These Regulations shall not have effect in relation to applications for a grant made before 17th December 1996.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Curry
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
15th November 1996

William Hague
Secretary of State for Wales
20th November 1996

Regulation 2



Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations prescribe a form for applications for grants under Chapter I of Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 to which section 30 of that Act (means testing in case of application by owner-occupier or tenant) applies (save for landlord’s applications for disabled facilities grant). The Regulations also prescribe particulars to be contained in such applications.
The Regulations reflect the means test rules for owner-occupiers and tenants contained in the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/2890). In substance, the form prescribed in Schedule 1 is principally a consolidation both of Forms 1, 2 and 3 prescribed by the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) Regulations 1994 as amended. In appearance, the form differs from those previously prescribed, since a number of questions and notes have been omitted or amalgamated. There are also new questions and notes reflecting provisions specific to the 1996 Act and recent changes to housing benefit rules (the means test for owner-occupier’s and tenant’s applications for housing renewal grants being closely based on the means test for housing benefit).
By regulation 4, the Regulations do not apply to owner-occupiers' and tenants' applications for grant made before the Regulations came into force.

See the definition of “prescribed” in section 101.

1996 c. 53.