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Housing (Wales) Measure 2011

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CHAPTER 7MISCELLANEOUS

33Interpretation of Part 1

(1)Unless the context otherwise requires, an expression used in this Part and the Housing Act 1985 has the same meaning in this Part as it does in that Act.

(2)For the purposes of this Part—

  • “housing pressure condition” (“cyflwr o bwysau oherwydd prinder tai”) has the meaning given by section 1(2);

  • “local housing authority” (“awdurdod tai lleol”) means a local housing authority in Wales;

  • “related rights” (“hawliau cysylltiedig”)has the meaning given to “rights related to the right to buy” (see section 1(3));

  • “social housing” (“tai cymdeithasol”) means any housing provided by a social housing provider.

(3)For the purposes of this Part, “relevant dwelling-house”, in relation to an application for a direction, or a direction issued, under this Part means—

(a)a dwelling-house—

(i)the landlord of which is a social housing provider, and

(ii)the tenant of which has the right to buy, or a right related to the right to buy, or would have such a right if he or she met the conditions which give rise to such a right, and

(b)includes a dwelling-house which meets the requirements of paragraph (a) after the date on which the application for a direction is made.

(4)For the purposes of this Part, “social housing provider” means—

(a)a local authority, and

(b)a person (other than a local authority) which—

(i)provides housing to, or

(ii)has functions relating to allocation of housing to,

people whose needs are not adequately served by the commercial housing market;

but a local authority or such other person is a social housing provider only insofar as it provides, or has functions relating to allocation of, housing.

34Consequential etc orders

(1)The Welsh Ministers may by order make such provision as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any provision made by this Part.

(2)The Welsh Ministers may by order make such provision as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate for applying or extending any provision made by this Part (with or without modifications) to any provision about or connected with a right related to the right to buy.

(3)The powers under subsections (1) and (2) include, but are not limited to, powers to make provision which amends, repeals or revokes any provision of—

(a)any Act of Parliament or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales (including this Measure), and

(b)subordinate legislation.

(4)In this section “subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978.

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