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Hampstead 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hampstead Borough]

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Similar results are achieved to those which would be
obtained by the service of notices under Section 9 of the Housing
Act, 1957. It is because of the repair, improvement and maintenance
aspects of the scheme that the surveys and reports which are
necessary before a loan can be approved are made by the Housing
Inspector. The Council's scheme has been extended to include loans
for the purchase of leases on flats and whilst this does present
some additional problems, it assists to a small degree in the
maintenance and improvement of the whole block of flats as well
as the particular flat which is the subject of the loan.
On somewhat similar grounds surveys of houses where
there has been an application for a discretionary improvement
grant tinder Section 30 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act,
1958 or a standard grant under Section 4 of the House Purchase
and Housing Act, 1959, are dealt with by the Public Health
Department.

Applications for Loans for House Purchase

YearReceivedGrantedRefused or withdrawn or under negotiation at end of year
19591305278
19601264581
Total since 1951692380312
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Applications for Improvement Grants - Standard & Discretionary

1959371225
I960482523
Total since 19541639073
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Whilst the applications for loans for house purchases are
quite high the number of applications for improvement grants are
comparatively low. Presumably all the house agents dealing with
local property know of the Council's scheme for loans and in their


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