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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The Homes and Communities Agency

    1. Chapter 1 General

      1. 1.Establishment and constitution

      2. 2.Objects

      3. 3.Principal powers

      4. 4.Powers: general

    2. Chapter 2 Land and infrastructure

      1. General

        1. 5.Powers to provide housing or other land

        2. 6.Powers for regeneration, development or effective use of land

        3. 7.Powers in relation to infrastructure

      2. Powers to deal with land etc.

        1. 8.Powers to deal with land etc.

        2. 9.Acquisition of land

        3. 10.Restrictions on disposal of land

      3. Powers in relation to acquired land

        1. 11.Main powers in relation to acquired land

        2. 12.Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

      4. Planning

        1. 13.Power of Secretary of State to make designation orders

        2. 14.Contents of designation orders

        3. 15.HCA as local planning authority: local involvement

        4. 16.Regional planning

      5. Other powers etc. in relation to land

        1. 17.Power to enter and survey land

        2. 18.Section 17: supplementary

    3. Chapter 3 Financial provision

      1. Powers to give financial assistance

        1. 19.Financial assistance

      2. Borrowing powers of the HCA

        1. 20.Powers to borrow

        2. 21.Loans by the Secretary of State

        3. 22.Guarantees by the Secretary of State

        4. 23.Financial limits

      3. Other

        1. 24.Power to charge for certain activities

        2. 25.Directions as to surplus funds

        3. 26.Duty to act as agent in respect of regeneration and development

        4. 27.Duty to act as agent in respect of derelict land etc.

    4. Chapter 4 Other functions of the HCA

      1. General

        1. 28.Business

        2. 29.Powers to form companies etc.

        3. 30.Community services

      2. Social housing

        1. 31.Duties in relation to social housing

        2. 32.Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

        3. 33.Section 32: interest and successors in title

        4. 34.Determinations under sections 32 and 33

        5. 35.Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals

        6. 36.Information in relation to social housing

        7. 37.Duty to co-operate with Regulator of Social Housing

      3. Information, education and guidance etc.

        1. 38.Information services

        2. 39.Advice, education and training

        3. 40.Guidance

      4. Functions in relation to companies and other persons

        1. 41.Control of subsidiaries

        2. 42.Agency arrangements with UDCs

        3. 43.Acting with, or for, other persons: general

        4. 44.Local government involvement

      5. Other

        1. 45.Support services

    5. Chapter 5 Supplementary

      1. Certain supervisory powers of the Secretary of State

        1. 46.Guidance by the Secretary of State

        2. 47.Directions by the Secretary of State

        3. 48.Consents of the Secretary of State

      2. Abolition of existing bodies

        1. 49.Abolition of Urban Regeneration Agency

        2. 50.Abolition of the Commission for the New Towns

        3. 51.Property etc. transfers to the HCA and the Welsh Ministers

        4. 52.Role of the HCA in relation to former CNT functions

        5. 53.Interim arrangements

      3. Other

        1. 54.Validity of transactions

        2. 55.Notices

        3. 56.Consequential amendments: Part 1

        4. 57.Interpretation: Part 1

        5. 58.Index of defined expressions: Part 1

  3. Part 2 Regulation of Social Housing

    1. Chapter 1 Introduction

      1. Preliminary

        1. 59.Purpose

        2. 60.Structural overview

        3. 61.Restriction of “registered social landlord” system to Wales

        4. 62.References to Welsh Ministers

        5. 63.References to National Assembly for Wales

        6. 64.Dissolution of Housing Corporation

        7. 65.Transfer schemes

        8. 66.Interim arrangements

        9. 67.Transitional arrangements

      2. Social housing

        1. 68.Basic principle

        2. 69.Low cost rental

        3. 70.Low cost home ownership

        4. 71.Shared ownership low cost rental

        5. 72.Regulations

        6. 73.Leaving the social housing stock: sale

        7. 74.Leaving the social housing stock: expired lease

        8. 75.Leaving the social housing stock: disposal with consent

        9. 76.Leaving the social housing stock: regulator’s direction

        10. 77.Housing stock under Housing Act 1996

      3. Other key concepts

        1. 78.Regulator of Social Housing

        2. 79.English bodies

        3. 80.Provider of social housing

    2. Chapter 2 The Social Housing Regulator

      1. Constitution

        1. 81.Establishment

        2. 82.Membership

        3. 83.Tenure

        4. 84.Chief executive

        5. 85.Other staff

      2. Proceedings

        1. 86.Fundamental objectives

        2. 87.Procedure

        3. 88.Conflict of interest

        4. 89.Committees

        5. 90.Delegation

        6. 91.Seal

        7. 92.Annual report

      3. Powers

        1. 93.General

        2. 94.Studies

        3. 95.Financial assistance

        4. 96.Evidence

        5. 97.Information, advice etc.

        6. 98.Tenant involvement

      4. Money

        1. 99.Remuneration

        2. 100.Charging

        3. 101.Assistance by Secretary of State

        4. 102.Borrowing

        5. 103.Accounts

        6. 104.Financial year

      5. Relationship with other bodies

        1. 105.Cooperation with the HCA

        2. 106.Direction to the HCA

      6. Information

        1. 107.Collection

        2. 108.Section 107: supplemental

        3. 109.Disclosure

    3. Chapter 3 Registration

      1. Introduction

        1. 110.Overview

        2. 111.The register

      2. Eligibility

        1. 112.Eligibility for registration

        2. 113.Local authority non-registrable bodies

        3. 114.Registration of local authorities

        4. 115.Profit-making and non-profit organisations

      3. Procedure

        1. 116.Entry

        2. 117.Fees

        3. 118.De-registration: compulsory

        4. 119.De-registration: voluntary

        5. 120.Notice

        6. 121.Appeal

    4. Chapter 4 Registered providers

      1. General provisions

        1. 122.Payments to members etc.

        2. 123.Disposal of property

        3. 124.Complaints

        4. 125.Voluntary undertaking

        5. 126.Sustainable community strategies

      2. Accounts

        1. 127.Directions

        2. 128.Submission to regulator

        3. 129.Companies exempt from audit

        4. 130.Exempt companies: accountant’s report

        5. 131.Exempt companies: reporting accountant

        6. 132.Application of Companies Act

        7. 133.Exempt companies: extraordinary audit

        8. 134.Non-audited industrial and provident society

        9. 135.Charity

        10. 136.Charity: audit

        11. 137.Charity: auditor’s report

        12. 138.Charity: accountant’s report

        13. 139.Charity: extraordinary audit

        14. 140.Charity: auditor’s powers

        15. 141.Offences

        16. 142.High Court

        17. 143.Disclosure

      3. Insolvency etc.

        1. 144.Preparatory steps: notice

        2. 145.Moratorium

        3. 146.Duration of moratorium

        4. 147.Further moratorium

        5. 148.Effect of moratorium

        6. 149.Exempted disposals

        7. 150.Disposals without consent

        8. 151.Interim manager

        9. 152.Proposals

        10. 153.Proposals: procedure

        11. 154.Proposals: effect

        12. 155.Manager: appointment

        13. 156.Manager: powers

        14. 157.Manager of industrial and provident society: extra powers

        15. 158.Assistance by regulator

        16. 159.Applications to court

      4. Restructuring and dissolution

        1. 160.Company: arrangements and reconstructions

        2. 161.Company: conversion into industrial and provident society

        3. 162.Company: winding up

        4. 163.Industrial and provident society: restructuring

        5. 164.Industrial and provident society: winding up

        6. 165.Industrial and provident society: dissolution

        7. 166.Winding up petition by regulator

        8. 167.Transfer of property

        9. 168.Section 167: supplemental

        10. 169.Extension of sections 167 and 168

    5. Chapter 5 Disposal of property

      1. Introductory

        1. 170.Overview

        2. 171.Power to dispose

      2. Regulator’s consent

        1. 172.Requirement of consent

        2. 173.Exceptions

        3. 174.Procedure

        4. 175.Disposal without consent

        5. 176.Notification where disposal consent not required

      3. Proceeds

        1. 177.Separate accounting

        2. 178.Use of proceeds

      4. Tenants' rights and duties

        1. 179.Application of Housing Act 1996

      5. Right to acquire

        1. 180.Right to acquire

        2. 181.Interpretation: “publicly funded”

        3. 182.Interpretation: “remained in the social rented sector”

        4. 183.Interpretation: other expressions

        5. 184.Right to acquire: supplemental

        6. 185.Right to acquire: consequential amendments

      6. Miscellaneous

        1. 186.Former registered providers

        2. 187.Change of use, etc.

        3. 188.Trustees

        4. 189.Charities

      7. Consents under other legislation

        1. 190.Consent to disposals under other legislation

        2. 191.Section 190: consequential amendments

    6. Chapter 6 Regulatory powers

      1. 192.Overview

      2. Standards

        1. 193.Provision of social housing

        2. 194.Management

        3. 195.Code of practice

        4. 196.Consultation

        5. 197.Direction by Secretary of State

        6. 198.Supplemental

      3. Monitoring

        1. 199.Survey

        2. 200.Survey: supplemental

        3. 201.Inspections

        4. 202.Inspections: supplemental

        5. 203.Inspector’s powers

        6. 204.Performance information

        7. 205.Publication of performance information

        8. 206.Inquiry

        9. 207.Inquiry: supplemental

        10. 208.Inquiry: evidence

        11. 209.Inquiry: charities

        12. 210.Extraordinary audit

      4. Management and constitution

        1. 211.Non-profit providers only

        2. 212.Industrial and provident society: change of rules

        3. 213.Charity: change of objects

        4. 214.Companies: change of articles

      5. Guidance

        1. 215.Use of intervention powers

        2. 216.Consultation

      6. Managers of social housing

        1. 217.Accreditation

    7. Chapter 7 Enforcement powers

      1. General

        1. 218.Exercise of enforcement powers

      2. Enforcement notice

        1. 219.Overview

        2. 220.Grounds for giving notice

        3. 221.Content

        4. 222.Notifying HCA

        5. 223.Appeal

        6. 224.Withdrawal

        7. 225.Sanction

      3. Penalty

        1. 226.Overview

        2. 227.Grounds for imposition

        3. 228.Imposition

        4. 229.Amount

        5. 230.Warning

        6. 231.Representations

        7. 232.Notifying HCA

        8. 233.Destination

        9. 234.Enforcement

        10. 235.Appeal

      4. Compensation

        1. 236.Overview

        2. 237.Grounds for award

        3. 238.Nature

        4. 239.Housing ombudsman compensation

        5. 240.Award

        6. 241.Impact

        7. 242.Warning

        8. 243.Representations

        9. 244.Enforcement

        10. 245.Appeal

      5. Management etc.

        1. 246.Overview

        2. 247.Management tender

        3. 248.Section 247: supplemental

        4. 249.Management transfer

        5. 250.Section 249: supplemental

        6. 251.Appointment of manager

        7. 252.Section 251: supplemental

        8. 253.Transfer of land

        9. 254.Section 253: supplemental

        10. 255.Amalgamation

      6. Restrictions on dealings

        1. 256.Restrictions on dealings during inquiry

        2. 257.Restrictions on dealings following inquiry

        3. 258.Restrictions on dealings: supplemental

      7. Suspension and removal of officers

        1. 259.Suspension during inquiry

        2. 260.Removal or suspension following inquiry

        3. 261.Suspension under section 259 or 260: supplemental

        4. 262.Disqualification of removed person

        5. 263.Register of disqualified persons

        6. 264.Acting while disqualified: offence

        7. 265.Acting while disqualified: other consequences

        8. 266.Removal of officers

        9. 267.Section 266: supplemental

        10. 268.Appeal against removal or suspension

        11. 269.Appointment of new officers

    8. Chapter 8 General

      1. Interpretation

        1. 270.Officer

        2. 271.Subsidiary and associate

        3. 272.Family

        4. 273.Disposal

        5. 274.Charities that have “received public assistance”

        6. 275.General

        7. 276.Index of defined terms

      2. Miscellaneous

        1. 277.Consequential amendments

        2. 278.Transitional

  4. Part 3 Other provisions

    1. Chapter 1 Sustainability certificates

      1. General

        1. 279.Certificates for new homes

        2. 280.Meaning of sustainability

        3. 281.Authorised assessors

        4. 282.Register of certificates

      2. Enforcement

        1. 283.Enforcement authorities

        2. 284.Power to require production of certificates or statements

        3. 285.Penalty charge notices

        4. 286.Offences relating to enforcement officers

      3. Supplementary

        1. 287.Grants

        2. 288.Suspension of duties

        3. 289.Disclosure of certificates etc.

        4. 290.General powers to make regulations

        5. 291.Powers to extend Chapter

        6. 292.Chapter 1: interpretation etc.

        7. 293.Index of defined expressions: Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 2 Landlord and tenant matters

      1. Tenant empowerment

        1. 294.Ballots before certain disposals to private landlords

        2. 295.Management agreements: extending requirements to co-operate

        3. 296.Requirements to co-operate in relation to certain disposals of land

      2. Family intervention tenancies

        1. 297.Family intervention tenancies: general

        2. 298.Certain family intervention tenancies: termination

      3. Possession orders

        1. 299.Possession orders relating to certain tenancies

      4. Leasehold enfranchisement

        1. 300.Right to acquire freehold: abolition of low rent test

        2. 301.Shared ownership leases: protection for certain leases

        3. 302.Shared ownership leases: protection for hard to replace houses

      5. Service charges

        1. 303.Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts

      6. Right to buy etc: miscellaneous

        1. 304.Exclusion of the right to buy: possession orders

        2. 305.Exclusion of the right to buy: demolition notices

        3. 306.Review of determination of value

        4. 307.Approved lending institutions

        5. 308.Former right to buy and other flats: service charge loans

        6. 309.Former right to buy and other flats: equity share purchases

        7. 310.Other amendments

      7. Other

        1. 311.Disposals of dwelling-houses by local authorities

        2. 312.Financial assistance for information and other services

    3. Chapter 3 Housing finance and other provisions

      1. Housing Revenue Account subsidy

        1. 313.Exclusions from subsidy arrangements

      2. Homelessness and allocation of housing

        1. 314.Ineligible persons from abroad: statutory disregards

        2. 315.Armed forces: local connection test

      3. Other

        1. 316.Amendments to Housing Act 1985: lending institutions

        2. 317.Building regulations: time limit for prosecutions

        3. 318.Protected mobile home sites to include sites for gypsies and travellers

        4. 319.Financial assistance for certain services about commonhold

  5. Part 4 Supplementary and final provisions

    1. 320.Orders and regulations

    2. 321.Consequential amendments and repeals

    3. 322.Transitional, transitory or saving provision

    4. 323.Financial provisions

    5. 324.Extent

    6. 325.Commencement

    7. 326.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      The Homes and Communities Agency

    2. Schedule 2

      Acquisition of land

      1. Part 1 Compulsory acquisition of land

      2. Part 2 Acquisition by agreement

    3. Schedule 3

      Main powers in relation to land of the HCA

      1. Part 1 Powers to override easements etc.

      2. Part 2 Powers to extinguish public rights of way

      3. Part 3 Powers in relation to burial grounds and consecrated land etc.

    4. Schedule 4

      Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

      1. Part 1 Extinguishment or removal powers for the HCA

      2. Part 2 Powers for undertakers to carry out works

      3. Part 3 Extension or modification of functions of undertakers

      4. Part 4 Relieving undertakers of obligations

      5. Part 5 Supplementary

    5. Schedule 5

      Amendments of the New Towns Act 1981

    6. Schedule 6

      Transfer schemes

    7. Schedule 7

      Transfer schemes: tax

    8. Schedule 8

      Amendments of enactments: Part 1

    9. Schedule 9

      Amendments of enactments: Part 2

    10. Schedule 10

      Penalty charge notices

    11. Schedule 11

      Possession orders relating to certain tenancies

      1. Part 1 Amendments to the Housing Acts of 1985, 1988 and 1996

      2. Part 2 Replacement of certain terminated tenancies

    12. Schedule 12

      Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts

    13. Schedule 13

      Demolition notices

    14. Schedule 14

      Disposals of dwelling-houses by local authorities

    15. Schedule 15

      Ineligible persons from abroad: statutory disregards

      1. Part 1 England and Wales

      2. Part 2 Scotland and Northern Ireland

      3. Part 3 Consequential amendments

    16. Schedule 16

      Repeals and revocations

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