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

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7.The Act makes provision for the following:

(a)

Provision to abolish the right to buy and the preserved right to buy. The section that abolishes these rights cannot be brought into force earlier than one year after the Act received Royal Assent.

(b)

Provision to abolish the right to acquire. The section that abolishes this right cannot be brought into force earlier than one year after the Act received Royal Assent.

(c)

Provision to restrict a tenant’s ability to exercise the right to buy, the preserved right to buy and the right to acquire until those rights are abolished, if a tenant moves into a home that is new social housing stock. The sections that restrict the exercise of these rights are brought into force two months after the Act receives Royal Assent and are subject to certain exceptions. They are intended to encourage social landlords to build or to acquire new homes for rent even before complete abolition of the rights.

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