§ 498C.—(1) The local housing authority shall not approve an application for a common parts grant in respect of a building if, on the date of the application, the average rateable value of the dwellings in the building exceeds the limit specified for the purposes of this section by order of the Secretary of State.
§ (2) The consent of the Treasury is required for the making of an order.
§ (3) An order—
- (a) may make different provision with respect to different cases or descriptions of case, including different provision for different areas, and
- (b) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
§ (4) For the purpose of this section—
- (a) where a dwelling is a hereditament for which a rateable value is shown in the valuation list, the rateable value is the value shown;
- (b) where a dwelling forms part only of such a hereditament, or consists of or forms part of more than one such hereditament, the rateable value is such value as the local housing authority, after consultation with the applicant as to an appropriate apportionment or aggregation shall determine.
§ (5) This section does not apply to buildings in housing action areas.