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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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PART 3STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING

Housing Act 1985

27In section 24 (rents for occupation of local housing authority houses) of the Housing Act 1985—

(a)omit subsections (3) and (4);

(b)after subsection (5), insert—

(6)In exercising its functions under this section, a local housing authority in Wales must—

(a)comply with any standards relating to rent or service charges which are set for it under section 111 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, and

(b)have regard to any guidance relating to rent or service charges which is issued under section 112 of that Act.

Housing Act 1996

28(1)The Housing Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 33A (standards of performance to be met by registered social landlords) after subsection (2), insert—

(2A)Standards set under subsection (1) may require registered social landlords to comply with rules specified in the standards.

(2B)The Welsh Ministers may—

(a)revise the standards by issuing further standards under this section;

(b)withdraw the standards by issuing further standards under this section or by notice.

(2C)The Welsh Ministers must publish any standards or notice under this section.

(3)In section 33B (guidance from Welsh Ministers on standards for registered social landlords)—

(a)for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The Welsh Ministers may—

(a)revise the guidance by issuing further guidance under this section;

(b)withdraw the guidance by issuing further guidance under this section or by notice.

(b)for subsection (4) substitute—

(4)The Welsh Ministers must publish any guidance or notice under this section.

(4)In section 33C (consultation before setting standards for registered social landlords or issuing guidance on standards), after “setting” insert “, revising or withdrawing”.

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