Labourers Act, 1936

Reinstatement of cottage destroyed by fire, etc.

26.—(1) Where, during the payment period in respect of a cottage purchased from a board of health under this Act, such cottage is destroyed, becomes ruinous and uninhabitable, or incapable of beneficial occupation or enjoyment, by accidental fire or other inevitable accident, and without the default or neglect of the owner or occupier of such cottage, such board of health shall within a reasonable time reinstate such cottage.

(2) A board of health may, if it thinks fit, insure against the liability imposed on it by this section.