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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Consents under other legislation
Section 190 – Consent to disposals under other legislation

538.Under section 171D of the Housing Act 1985, sections 81 and 133 of the Housing Act 1988 and section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 a registered provider must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State before disposing of dwellings in relation to which a tenant has a preserved right to buy (section 171D of the Housing Act 1985) or on the first onward disposal of dwellings acquired through transfer from a housing action trust, a local authority or a new town corporation. This section provides that the functions of the Secretary of State in considering such consents are transferred to the Regulator.

Section 191Section 190: consequential amendments

539.This section makes amendments to the Housing Act 1985, the Housing Act 1988 and Local Government and Housing Act 1989 which are consequential on section 188.

540.Subsection (1) amends section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 to replace references to “Secretary of State” with “appropriate authority”, which in relation to a disposal in England by a registered provider means the Regulator of Social Housing, in relation to any other disposal in England means the Secretary of State, and in relation to any such disposal in Wales means the Welsh Minsters.

541.Subsections (2), (3) and (4) make similar amendments to section 81 of the Housing Act 1988, section 133 of the Housing Act 1988 and section 173 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 respectively.

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