The Housing (Maximum Charge for Enforcement Action) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-11-18

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2886

HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Housing (Maximum Charge for Enforcement Action) Order 1996

Made
18th 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 section 87(5) 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 (Maximum Charge for Enforcement Action) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 17th December 1996.

Maximum charge

2.  The amount of the charge made by a local housing authority under section 87 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 shall not exceed £300.

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
18th November 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Under section 87 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, a local housing authority may make a reasonable charge in order to recover certain administrative and other expenses when in relation to housing which is unfit or in a state of disrepair they —
(a)serve a deferred action notice or decide to renew such a notice,
(b)serve a repair notice,
(c)make a closing order, or
(d)make a demolition order.
The expenses recoverable are specified in section 87(2) to (4) to the 1996 Act.
This Order specifies £300 as the maximum amount of such charge.

(1)
1996 c. 53.
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