HC Deb 24 April 1986 vol 96 c503

498E. — (1) Where a local housing authority approve an application for a common parts grant, they shall determine the amount of the expenses which in their opinion are proper to be incurred for the execution of the relevant works and shall notify the applicant of that amount.

(2) If, after an application for a grant has been approved, the authority are satisfied that owing to circumstances beyond the control of the applicant the relevant works will not be carried out on the basis of the estimate contained in the application, they may, on receiving a further estimate, redetermine the estimated expense in relation to the grant.

(3) If the applicant satisfies the authority that—

  1. (a) the relevant works cannot be, or could not have been, carried out without carrying out additional works, and
  2. (b) this could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time the application was made,
the authority may determine a higher amount under subsection (1).