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

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(1)This section gives an overview of the main provisions of this Act.

(2)Section 2 restricts the exercise of the right to buy pending its abolition (for which see section 6); and section 3 provides for exceptions to that restriction.

(3)Section 4 restricts the exercise of the right to acquire pending its abolition (for which see section 6); and section 5 provides for an exception to that restriction.

(4)Section 6 provides for the right to buy and the right to acquire to cease to exist in Wales.

(5)Section 7 removes the Welsh Ministers’ power to make grants to registered social landlords, and private registered providers of social housing, in respect of discounts given to tenants who purchase their dwellings.

(6)Section 8—

(a)requires the Welsh Ministers to provide landlords and other interested persons with information about changes to the law made by this Act, and

(b)requires landlords to inform their tenants about those changes.

(7)Sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 contain general provisions about the Act; the effect of section 11 is that—

(a)section 8 (provision of information) comes into force on Royal Assent,

(b)sections 2 to 5 (restricting the exercise of rights) come into force two months after Royal Assent, and

(c)sections 6 and 7 (abolition of rights etc.) may be brought into force by an order made by statutory instrument no earlier than twelve months after Royal Assent.

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