Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Historical version for 17 July 2001 to 31 August 2001 (accessed 24 November 2014 at 14:51) Current version

577   Extension of concession to avoid hardship

(1)  If a council considers it proper to do so to avoid hardship, the council may, by order, direct that:
(a)  a person specified in the order:
(i)  who occupies a dwelling as his or her sole or principal place of living, which dwelling is the sole or principal place of living of an eligible pensioner, and
(ii)  who is jointly liable with that eligible pensioner or with that eligible pensioner and one or more other persons in respect of the land on which that dwelling is situated, and
(iii)  in respect of whom a reduction of rates or charges would not, if that person were solely liable in respect of that land, be required to be made under this Division, or
(b)  any person belonging to a class of persons specified in the order, being persons referred to in paragraph (a),
is, on and from the effective date of the order, taken, for the purposes of this Division, to be or to have been an eligible pensioner.
(2)  If a council considers it proper to do so to avoid hardship, the council may, by order, direct that:
(a)  an eligible pensioner specified in the order who, although not liable, or although liable jointly with one or more other persons, to do so, has, for such period as, in the opinion of the council, warrants the making of an order under this section in respect of that person, paid the whole of the rates or charges for the land on which that dwelling is situated or is, in the opinion of the council, likely to pay the whole of the rates or charges in circumstances that in the opinion of the council warrant the making of an order under this subsection, or
(b)  any person belonging to a class of persons specified in the order being persons referred to in paragraph (a),
is, on and from the effective date of the order, taken, for the purposes of this Division, to be or to have been the person solely liable in respect of the land on which the dwelling is situated.
(3)  An order under this section has effect according to its tenor.
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