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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 61 - Restriction of “registered social landlord” system to Wales

111.This section operates so as to retain Part 1 of the Housing Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”), but to restrict its application to Wales.

112.It does this by amending certain provisions of Part 1 of the 1996 Act.

113.Subsection (1) introduces the amendments in the following subsections and retitles Part 1 of the 1996 Act “Social Rented Sector in Wales”

114.Subsection (2) inserts into the 1996 Act a new section A1. This describes the new purpose of Chapter 1 which is that it “provides for the registration of social landlords in Wales”.

115.Subsection (3) substitutes “the Welsh Ministers” for references to “the Relevant Authority” in section 1 of the 1996 Act, and omits subsections (1A) and (1B) of that section.

116.Subsection (4) inserts a new section 1A after section 1 of the 1996 Act. This new section defines “Welsh body” as a charity whose address is in Wales and which is registered with the Charity Commission, or an industrial and provident society whose registered office is in Wales, or a Companies Act company whose registered office is in Wales.

117.Subsection (5) amends section 2 of the 1996 Act to restrict eligibility for registration to bodies that are:

  • Welsh, and

  • Principally concerned with Welsh housing (and a new subsection (2A) is inserted to give power to Welsh Ministers to decide when a body is principally concerned with Welsh housing).

118.Subsections (6) to (8) set out a number of consequential amendments.

119.Subsection (9) refers to sections 62 and 63 which make consequential amendments.

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