Housing Act 1966

Failure of housing authority as respects performance of functions under Act.

111

111. (1) Whenever the Minister is of opinion that a housing authority have failed to perform any of their functions under this Act, or have failed to perform any such function in a satisfactory manner, he may by order require the authority to perform the function, and the Minister may, if he thinks fit, specify in the order the manner in which or the time or times within which the function is to be performed or both such manner and such time or times, and if the authority fail to comply with such a requirement of the order or fail to comply with a requirement in a satisfactory manner, the Minister may by a further order invest himself with and perform such of the said functions of the authority as may be necessary to remedy the failure.

(2) Where the Minister is of opinion that it would be more convenient that any function under this Act which may be performed by him by virtue of an order under subsection (1) of this section, should be performed, whether generally or in a particular case, by a housing authority or by a person, he may—

( a) require the authority to perform the function,

( b) make an agreement with the person for the performance of the function by him on the Minister's behalf,

and thereupon the function shall become performable by the authority or the person, as may be appropriate, as if the authority or the person, as the case may be, were the housing authority in respect of whose function under this Act the order was made.

(3) The Minister may by order vest in and transfer to a housing authority in respect of any of whose functions under this Act an order has been made under subsection (1) of this section any property, debt or liability acquired or incurred in the performance of the function by the Minister or on his behalf, and such property, debt or liability shall vest and attach accordingly.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as enabling a person to acquire land otherwise than by agreement.