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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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174Payment of disposal cost by instalments

(1)Part IV of the [1988 c. 50.] Housing Act 1988 (change of landlord: secure tenants) shall be amended in accordance with this section.

(2)At the end of section 99 (determination of purchase price) there shall be added the following subsections—

(7)In a notice under subsection (1) above or by a separate notice given to the applicant not later than seven days after the date of a determination under subsection (6) above, the landlord may notify the applicant that if there is a disposal cost which is such that, in accordance with regulations under section 104(2A) below, it may be paid by instalments, the landlord intends to pay that cost by instalments.

(8)Where the landlord notifies the applicant as mentioned in subsection (7) above, he shall furnish to the applicant, in such form and certified in such manner as may be prescribed, such information as may be prescribed in order to enable the applicant to consider the application of the regulations to the disposal cost and to assess the likely effect of the payment by instalments.

(3)In section 103 (notice by applicant of intention to proceed), in subsection (4) at the end of paragraph (d) the word “and” shall be omitted and at the end of paragraph (e) there shall be added and

(f)if there is a disposal cost attributable to that property and the landlord has notified the applicant as mentioned in section 99(7) above of his intention to pay the disposal cost by instalments, either a statement of the basis on which, in accordance with regulations under section 104(2A) below, the disposal cost is to be paid by instalments or a statement that the disposal cost is not such that those regulations permit it to be paid by instalments.

(4)In section 104 (duty to complete and consequences of completion) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(2A)In such cases as may be prescribed and where the applicant has been notified as mentioned in section 99(7) above, a disposal cost may be paid by instalments of such amounts (which may include interest) and payable at such times and over such period as may be prescribed.

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