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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 468

Housing

The Limitation on Right to Purchase (Form of Notice) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

Made

22nd December 2010

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

24th December 2010

Coming into force

1st March 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 330 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Limitation on Right to Purchase (Form of Notice) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and come into force on 1st March 2011.

Form of Notice

2.  The form of notice in the Schedule is prescribed for the purposes of section 61F(2)(d) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(2).

ALEX NEIL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

22nd December 2010

Regulation 2

SCHEDULENOTICE OF LIMITATION ON RIGHT TO PURCHASE NEW SUPPLY SOCIAL HOUSING

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the form of notice to be used by a landlord letting a new supply social house under a Scottish secure tenancy, or acquiring a new supply social house from a tenant. “New supply social house” is defined in section 61F(3) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

A notice in the prescribed form must be served by a landlord on a prospective tenant in terms of section 61F(2)(d) of that Act.

The notice informs prospective tenants that they will not have the right to buy the house. It also contains guidance for prospective tenants.

(1)

1987 c.26. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

(2)

Section 61F was inserted by section 143 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 17).