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

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2Restriction on exercising the right to buy

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(1)The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) is amended as follows.

(2)After section 121 (circumstances in which the the right to buy cannot be exercised), insert⁠—

121ZARestriction on exercising the right to buy in Wales

(1)The right to buy cannot be exercised in respect of a dwelling-house in Wales unless—

(a)the dwelling-house is from previously let social housing stock, or

(b)any of the cases specified in section 121ZB applies, or has applied, in respect of the dwelling-house.

(2)For the purposes of this Part—

(a)a dwelling-house is from previously let social housing stock if, at any time during the period of six months ending with the relevant date, it has been—

(i)let under a secure tenancy,

(ii)let under an introductory tenancy (within the meaning given by Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)),

(iii)let under a demoted tenancy (within the meaning given by section 143A of the Housing Act 1996), or

(iv)a qualifying dwelling-house in relation to the preserved right to buy (see section 171B);

(b)“relevant date” means the day on which section 2 of the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2017 comes into force.

(3)This section does not affect the computation of any period under Schedule 4.

(3)In section 171B (extent of the preserved right to buy), after subsection (6), insert—

(7)Nothing in subsection (6) gives a person the right to exercise the preserved right to buy in respect of a dwelling-house in Wales unless⁠—

(a)the dwelling-house is from previously let social housing stock (see section 121ZA), or

(b)any of the cases specified in section 121ZB applies, or has applied, in respect of the dwelling-house.

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