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Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018

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Abolition of the right to buy and the right to acquireE+W

6Abolition of the right to buy and the right to acquireE+W

(1)The following rights no longer exist in relation to dwellings in Wales—

(a)the right to acquire the freehold of a dwelling-house, or to be granted a lease of a dwelling-house, pursuant to Part 5 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (the right to buy);

(b)the right to acquire a dwelling pursuant to section 16 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (the right to acquire).

(2)Accordingly, the following enactments are repealed—

(a)sections 2 and 3 of this Act (restriction on exercising the right to buy etc.), and sections 121ZA, 121ZB and 171B(7) of the Housing Act 1985 (inserted by sections 2 and 3 of this Act);

(b)sections 4 and 5 of this Act (restriction on exercising the right to acquire etc.), and sections 16B, 16C and 21(2A) of the Housing Act 1996 (inserted by sections 4 and 5 of this Act);

(c)section 8 of this Act.

(3)Schedule 1 (which makes consequential amendments and repeals) has effect.

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I1S. 6 in force at 26.1.2019 by S.I. 2018/100, art. 2(a) (with art. 3)

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