Housing Act 2004
2004 Chapter 34 - continued

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SCHEDULE 4
 
Sections 67 and 90
  LICENCES UNDER PARTS 2 AND 3: MANDATORY CONDITIONS
 Conditions to be included in licences under Part 2 or 3
 
1    (1) A licence under Part 2 or 3 must include the following conditions.
 
      (2) Conditions requiring the licence holder, if gas is supplied to the house, to produce to the local housing authority annually for their inspection a gas safety certificate obtained in respect of the house within the last 12 months.
 
      (3) Conditions requiring the licence holder-
 
 
    (a) to keep electrical appliances and furniture made available by him in the house in a safe condition;
 
    (b) to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the safety of such appliances and furniture.
      (4) Conditions requiring the licence holder-
 
 
    (a) to ensure that smoke alarms are installed in the house and to keep them in proper working order;
 
    (b) to supply the authority, on demand, with a declaration by him as to the condition and positioning of such alarms.
      (5) Conditions requiring the licence holder to supply to the occupiers of the house a written statement of the terms on which they occupy it.
 
 Additional conditions to be included in licences under Part 3
 
2    A licence under Part 3 must include conditions requiring the licence holder to demand references from persons who wish to occupy the house.
 
 Power to prescribe conditions
 
3    The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend this Schedule so as to alter (by the addition or removal of conditions) the conditions which must be included-
 
 
    (a) in a licence under Part 2 or 3, or
 
    (b) only in a licence under one of those Parts.
 Interpretation
 
4    In this Schedule "the house" means the HMO or Part 3 house in respect of which the licence is granted.
 
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