Housing Act 1966

Cottages in urban areas.

96

96. (1) Where a cottage in respect of which an application may be sent under section 16 of the Act of 1936 comes within an urban area not more than eighteen months either before or after the commencement of section 94 of this Act, the housing authority to whom the application may be so sent shall not, within the period during which the application may be so sent, transfer the cottage to the housing authority for the urban area.

(2) The right of a person to send an application under section 16 of the Act of 1936 shall not in any way be affected by reason only of the fact that the cottage is at any time situate within an urban area.

(3) Where a cottage purchased under the Act of 1936 comes within an urban area, whether before or after the commencement of this section, all the provisions of the Act of 1936 shall continue to apply in relation to the cottage and the functions in relation to the cottage which could formerly be performed by the authority by whom the relevant vesting order under section 17 of the Act of 1936 was made shall thenceforth be performed by the housing authority for the urban area and in case the cottage came within an urban area before the commencement of this section, the said provisions shall be deemed to have continued to so apply and the said functions shall be deemed to have been so performable as and from the date on which the cottage came within the urban area.

(4) In this section, “ urban area” means a county or other borough or urban district.