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).