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The Housing (Extension of Right to Buy) Order 1993

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19.  In section 137(1) (change of landlord after notice claiming right to buy), for subsection (1), substitute—

(1) Where, after a secure tenant has given a notice claiming to exercise the right to buy, the interest of the landlord, an intermediate landlord or the freeholder in the dwelling-house passes from it to another person, or the interest comes to an end—

(a)the landlord, intermediate landlord or freeholder, as the case may be, shall forthwith notify its tenant of the change and a landlord or intermediate landlord shall similarly notify its landlord,

(b)an intermediate landlord so notified by its tenant shall, in turn, similarly notify its immediate landlord or, if so notified by its landlord, shall similarly notify its tenant, and

(c)subject to subsection (2), all parties shall be in the same position as if the change had occurred before the notice claiming to exercise the right to buy was given and all other notices given had been given by or to the appropriate parties and all steps had been taken by them..


Section 137 was amended by paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to the Housing and Planning Act 1986 and Schedule 22 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

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