Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
54 When interim permits may be granted
(cf YCS Act, ss 18 (1) and (2) and 20)
(1) The Secretary may, on the Secretary’s own initiative or on the application of the person concerned, grant a permit (an interim permit) to a person to use or continue to use specified boarding premises as an assisted boarding house on a short-term basis.(2) An application for an interim permit is to be made in the approved form and contain such particulars and other information as may be approved.(3) An interim permit may be granted as follows:(a) to an applicant for a boarding house licence for the premises concerned pending the final determination by the Secretary as to whether the licence should be granted,(b) to a person seeking appointment by the Secretary as the replacement licensee under a boarding house licence for the premises concerned where the licence was suspended because of the death of the previous licensee, pending the final determination by the Secretary as to whether the person should be so appointed,(c) to a person (including a former licensee) that the Secretary considers suitable so as to enable the premises concerned to continue to be used as an assisted boarding house despite the surrender, suspension or cancellation of the boarding house licence for the premises,(d) to a person that the Secretary considers suitable to enable an assisted boarding house to continue to be operated during the absence of the licensee for the boarding house (whether because of illness or otherwise),(e) to a person in such other circumstances as may be prescribed by the regulations.(4) If a boarding house licence for an assisted boarding house is in force when an interim permit is granted for the boarding house, the licence is taken to be suspended while the interim permit remains in force for the boarding house.(5) As soon as practicable after the Secretary determines an application, the Secretary must serve the applicant with a notice stating whether the permit has been granted and, if it has been refused, the reasons for the refusal.(6) An interim permit is to be in the approved form.