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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

Disposals of land

Section 14 - Disposal of land: notification

85.Section 14 amends section 9 of the 1996 Act relating to disposal of land by an RSL to remove the requirement to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers on the disposal of land, and instead impose a requirement to notify the Welsh Ministers on any such disposal.

86.As a result, the position is now as follows:

  • Under section 8 of the 1996 Act, an RSL can dispose of land it holds in a manner which it thinks fit. But, if an RSL wants to dispose of land, it must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

  • The Welsh Ministers may issue directions about how they should be notified. A direction may be about how and when notification must be given, or what it must contain or may set a deadline for giving a notification.

  • The Welsh Ministers can specify to which RSLs a direction applies and to which disposals or types of disposals it applies. A direction can also dispense with a requirement to notify the Welsh Ministers or revoke or vary a previous direction.

  • An RSL must comply with a direction which applies to it.

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