Housing Improvement Regulations 1947

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  • (1) Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, any house to which these regulations apply shall have the following, which shall comply with the provisions of this Part, that is to say—

    • (a) an adequate room used, intended to be used, or capable of being used as a living room;

    • (b) a kitchen or kitchenette;

    • (c) a room used, intended to be used, or capable of being used as a bedroom;

    • (d) a bathroom;

    • (e) a water closet, or, if for any good reason that cannot be provided, some other form of privy, for the exclusive use of the occupants of the house; and

    • (f) if the house accommodates, is intended to accommodate, or is capable of accommodating more than 2 persons, adequate provision for washing clothes.

    (2) If 1 room having a floor area of not less than 9 sq m in the case of an existing house or 14 sq m in the case of a new house is used, intended to be used, or capable of being used as a kitchen and living room combined, it shall not be necessary for the house to have a separate living room and a separate kitchen.

    (3) In any case where a house is being used to accommodate not more than 2 persons 1 room having an area of not less than 11 sq m if used by 1 person or not less than 14 sq m if used by 2 persons may be used as a bedroom and living room combined, but in that case there shall be a separate kitchen or kitchenette.

    Regulation 5(2): amended, on 24 April 1975, by regulation 2(a) of the Housing Improvement Regulations 1947, Amendment No 2 (SR 1975/83).

    Regulation 5(3): amended, on 24 April 1975, by regulation 2(b) of the Housing Improvement Regulations 1947, Amendment No 2 (SR 1975/83).