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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

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Tenants' rights and duties

179Application of Housing Act 1996

(1)The following provisions of the Housing Act 1996 apply in relation to disposals of social housing by registered providers, with the modifications set out below (and any other necessary modifications).

(2)The provisions are—

(a)sections 11 to 12 (repayment of discount on disposal),

(b)sections 12A and 12B (landlord’s right of first refusal),

(c)section 13 (disposal of property in National Park), and

(d)sections 14 and 15 (supplemental).

(3)In those provisions—

(a)references to a registered social landlord shall be treated as references to a registered provider,

(b)references to consent given by the Welsh Ministers under section 9 of the 1996 Act shall be treated as references to consent given by the regulator under section 172 of this Act,

(c)references to the Welsh Ministers in connection with a power to make orders or regulations shall be treated as references to the Secretary of State,

(d)in section 12(5)(b) of the 1996 Act the reference to the Welsh Ministers shall be treated as a reference to the HCA, and

(e)references to a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales shall be treated as references to a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)This section does not affect the continued application of the provisions listed in subsection (2) in relation to disposals made before this section comes into force.

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