New Clause 26 — Right to acquire: consequential amendments

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 31st March 2008.

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'(1) In section 16 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (right to acquire)—

(a) for subsection (1) substitute—

"(1) The tenant of a dwelling in Wales has a right to acquire the dwelling if—

(a) the landlord is a registered social landlord or a registered provider of social housing,

(b) the tenancy is—

(i) an assured tenancy, other than an assured shorthold tenancy or a long tenancy, or

(ii) a secure tenancy,

(c) the dwelling was provided with public money and has remained in the social rented sector, and

(d) the tenant satisfies any further qualifying conditions applicable under Part V of the Housing Act 1985 (the right to buy) as it applies in relation to the right conferred by this section.",

(b) in subsection (2)(c) after "registered social landlord" insert "or a registered provider of social housing", and

(c) in subsection (3)(a) and (b)(ii) after "registered social landlord" insert ", a registered provider of social housing".

(2) In section 16A(1) (extension of section 16 to dwellings funded by grants under section 27A) after the first "dwelling" insert "in Wales".

(3) In section 20 (purchase grant where right to acquire exercised)—

(a) in subsection (1) after "landlords" insert "and registered providers of social housing", and

(b) in subsection (4) after "landlord" insert "or registered provider of social housing".

(4) In section 21 (purchase grant in respect of other disposals)—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) after "landlords" insert "and registered providers of social housing", and

(ii) after "dwellings" insert "in Wales",

(b) in subsection (2)—

(i) after "section 16" insert "or by section [Right to acquire] of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008", and

(ii) for "landlord's" substitute "landlord or provider (as the case may be)", and

(c) in subsection (4) after "landlord" insert "or registered provider of social housing".'.

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