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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 acquire

6Abolition of the right to buy and the right to acquire

(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(2)Accordingly, the following enactments are repealed—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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