Housing Act 2004
2004 Chapter 34 - continued

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SCHEDULE 3
 
Section 31
  IMPROVEMENT NOTICES: ENFORCEMENT ACTION BY LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES
  PART 1
  ACTION TAKEN BY AGREEMENT
 Power to take action by agreement
 
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.
 
      (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)).
 Expenses of taking action by agreement
 
2    Any 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.
 
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