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The Housing Act 1988 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1988

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This Order brings into force on 2nd January 1989 section 140 of the Housing Act 1988 in relation to certain amendments to the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1987 and 1988. It brings into force on 15th January 1989 provisions of the Housing Act 1988 mentioned below —

  • in Part II (Housing Associations) —

    • section 49 which provides for the issue of guidance to registered housing associations,

    • section 57 which enables the Secretary of State to delegate certain of his functions regarding grants,

    • section 59(1) (interpretation),

    • section 59(2) and (3) in relation to certain amendments to the Housing Associations Act 1985;

  • in Part IV (Change of Landlord: Secure Tenants)

    • section 94 which provides for the approval of persons by the Housing Corporation and for connected matters,

    • section 106 which enables the Housing Corporation to provide information, advice and assistance to persons approved or seeking approval and to tenants,

    • sections 111 to 114 (prescription of forms, making of orders and regulations, jurisdiction of the county court and interpretation);

  • in Part V (Miscellaneous and General) —

    • section 119 (and hence Schedule 13) which amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (subject to transitional provisions in Schedule 1 to the Order),

    • section 140 in relation to certain minor and consequential amendments in Schedule 17 and repeals in Schedule 18 (subject to the transitional provisions in the Schedules to the Order).

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