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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

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Section 311 – Disposals of dwelling-houses by local authorities

884.Section 311 introduces Schedule 14.

Section 312 - Financial assistance for information and other services

885.Section 312 widens the existing power contained in section 94 of the Housing Act 1996 for the Secretary of State in England and the Welsh Ministers in Wales to provide financial assistance for the giving of general advice in respect of residential landlord and tenant law, including advice about estate management schemes in connection with enfranchisement.

886.Financial assistance may now also be provided for the giving of information and training, and for the running of an alternative dispute resolution service.

887.The ability to provide assistance in such form and on such terms as the Secretary of State in England and the Welsh Ministers in Wales consider appropriate will remain.

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