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119 Option mortgages.E+W

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, Part II of the M1Housing Subsidies Act 1967 (assistance for house purchase and improvement) shall be amended in accordance with Schedule 11 to this Act and the amendments of section 28 of that Act contained in paragraph 5 of that Schedule shall be deemed to have taken effect on 18th April 1974.

(2)Until 6th April 1980, nothing in paragraphs 1(2) and 2 of Schedule 11 to this Act or in paragraphs (ix) to (xi) of section 24(3) of the said Act of 1967 shall have effect in relation to a loan if—

(a)the option notice in respect of the loan was signed on or before 26th June 1974, or

(b)the loan was made in pursuance of an offer in writing made by the lender to the borrower on or before 26th June 1974 and the option notice was signed as mentioned in section 24(3)(b) of the said Act of 1967.

(3)Until the expiry of the period of 3 months beginning on the appointed day, nothing in paragraphs 1(2) and 2 of Schedule 11 to this Act or in paragraphs (ix) to (xi) of section 24(3) of the said Act of 1967 shall have effect in relation to a loan (being a loan to which subsection (2) above does not apply) if the option notice in respect of the loan was signed after 26th June 1974 and before the day appointed for the coming into operation of this [F1subsection].

(4)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make such transitional provisions as he considers appropriate for the purpose of securing the proper application of Part II of the said Act of 1967—

(a)on and after 6th April 1980 in relation to a loan to which subsection (2) above applies; and

(b)after the expiry of the period specified in subsection (3) above in relation to a loan to which that subsection applies.

(5)Without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by subsection (4) above, in relation to a loan to which the power applies, regulations under that subsection—

(a)may require things to be done before the date on which the said Part II is to apply to the loan; and

(b)may make such modifications of the said Part II as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(6)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (4) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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