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The Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1989

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1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1989 and shall come into force on 5th April 1989.

(2) In these Regulations, “Part V” means Part V of the Housing Act 1985.

2.  Where a landlord disposes of an interest in a dwelling-house in the circumstances described in section 171A(1) of the Housing Act 1985 (cases in which right to buy is preserved), Part V continues to apply subject to the exceptions, adaptations and other modifications specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

3.  Part V as it continues to apply by virtue of regulation 2 is set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations

4.  The Local Government Reorganisation (Preservation of Right to Buy) Order 1986(1) shall not apply in any case where the qualifying disposal, within the meaning of article 3 of that Order, is made on or after the coming into force of these Regulations.

Nicholas Ridley Secretary of State for the Environment

6th March 1989

Peter Walker

Secretary of State for Wales

6th March 1989

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