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2(1)The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In section 105 (requirement to consult secure tenants on certain housing management matters) after subsection (6) there is inserted the following subsection—
“(7)For the purposes of this section—
(a)secure tenants include demoted tenants within the meaning of section 143A of the Housing Act 1996;
(b)secure tenancies include demoted tenancies within the meaning of that section.”
(3)In section 171B (extent of preserved right to buy) after subsection (1) there is inserted the following subsection—
“(1A)A person to whom this section applies ceases to have the preserved right to buy if the tenancy of a relevant dwelling-house becomes a demoted tenancy by virtue of a demotion order under section 6A of the Housing Act 1988.”
(4)In Schedule 1 (tenancies which are not secure tenancies) after paragraph 1A (introductory tenancies) there is inserted the following paragraph—
“1BA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is a demoted tenancy within the meaning of section 143A of the Housing Act 1996.”
(5)In Schedule 4 (qualifying period for right to buy and discount) after paragraph 9 (the tenant condition) there is inserted the following paragraph—
“9AThe tenant condition is not met during any period when a tenancy is a demoted tenancy by virtue of section 20B of the Housing Act 1988 or section 143A of the Housing Act 1996.”
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