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The Housing (Extension of Right to Buy) Order 1993

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3.  After section 122 (tenant’s notice claiming to exercise right to buy) insert the following section—

Tenant’s notice to be served on superior landlords.

122A.(1) Where a notice under section 122(1) (notice claiming to exercise right to buy) is served by the tenant, the landlord shall, as soon as practicable,—

(a)serve a copy of the notice on the authority or body which is its landlord in relation to the dwelling-house, and

(b)serve on the tenant a notice in writing that this has been done and of the name and address of that authority or body.

(2) If the authority or body referred to in subsection (1)(a) is an intermediate landlord, it shall in turn serve a copy of the notice on the authority or body which is its immediate landlord in relation to the dwelling-house (and so on, if that authority or body is also an intermediate landlord).

(3) The landlord and each of the intermediate landlords (if any) shall, at the same time as it serves on its landlord the copy of the tenant’s notice, notify that authority or body whether to its knowledge there are any reasons for denying the tenant’s right to buy and, if there are, state those reasons.

(4) When an intermediate landlord, in accordance with subsection (3), notifies its immediate landlord whether there are any reasons for denying the tenant’s right to buy, it shall send with that notification the notification or notifications under that subsection which it has received from the landlord or from any other intermediate landlord or landlords.

(5) An authority or body which serves a copy of the tenant’s notice on another authority or body in accordance with subsection (2) shall at the same time notify the landlord and the tenant that this has been done and the name and address of the other authority or body..

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