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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 73 - Leaving the social housing stock: sale

149.This section states that a dwelling ceases to be social housing if it is sold to the tenant.

150.Subsections (2) and (3) state that the low cost rental accommodation and shared ownership accommodation are “sold to the tenant” when the tenant exercises a statutory or contractual right and as a result becomes the owner of either the freehold or the leasehold previously owned by the registered provider.

151.Subsection (4) states that low cost home ownership accommodation of the equity percentage kind is “sold to the tenant” when the buyer exercises a statutory or contractual right as the result of which the equity percentage arrangements come to an end.

152.Subsection (5) states that low cost home ownership accommodation of the shared ownership trust kind comes to an end when the purchaser exercises a statutory or contractual right as a result of which the trust comes to an end.

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