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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

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13Disposal of land: consent

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(1)In the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68), in section 171D (subsequent dealings: qualifying dwelling house), in subsection (2ZA), after “housing” insert “or by a registered social landlord”.

(2)In the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50), omit section 81 (consent required for certain subsequent disposals).

(3)Section 133 of the Housing Act 1988 (consents required for subsequent disposals) is amended as follows.

(4)In subsection (1), omit “as defined in section 81(8) above”.

(5)In subsection (1B), after “housing” insert “or to a body registered as a registered social landlord under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996.”

(6)In subsection (7), omit “9 or”.

(7)After subsection (10), insert—

(11)In this section “exempt disposal” means—

(a)the disposal of a dwelling-house to a person having the right to buy it under Part 5 of the Housing Act 1985 (whether the disposal is in fact made under that Part or otherwise);

(b)a compulsory disposal, within the meaning of Part 5 of the Housing Act 1985;

(c)the disposal of an easement or rentcharge;

(d)the disposal of an interest by way of security for a loan;

(e)the grant of a secure tenancy or what would be a secure tenancy but for any of paragraphs 2 to 12 of Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1985;

(f)the grant of an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy, within the meaning of Part 1 of this Act, or what would be such a tenancy or occupancy but for any of paragraphs 4 to 8 of Schedule 1 to this Act;

(g)the transfer of an interest held on trust for any person where the disposal is made in connection with the appointment of a new trustee or in connection with the discharge of any trustee.

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