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The Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1993

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Change of qualifying person after notice claiming right to buy

136.—(1) Where, after a qualifying person has given a notice claiming the right to buy, a qualifying successor becomes the qualifying person in relation to the qualifying dwelling-house, the qualifying successor shall be in the same position as if the notice had been given by him and he had been the qualifying person at the time it was given.

(2) If a notice under section 125 (landlord’s notice of purchase price and other matters) has been served on the former qualifying person then, whether or not the former qualifying person has served a notice under subsection (1) of section 125D (qualifying person’s notice of intention), the new qualifying person shall serve a notice under that subsection within the period of twelve weeks beginning with whichever of the following is the later—

(a)his becoming the new qualifying person, and

(b)where the right to have the value of the qualifying dwelling-house determined or re-determined by the district valuer is or has been exercised by him or the former qualifying person, the service of the notice under section 128(5) stating the effect of the determination or re-determination.

(6) The preceding provisions of this section do not confer any right on a person required in pursuance of section 123 (claim to share right to buy with members of family) to share the right to buy, unless he could have been validly so required had the notice claiming to exercise the right to buy been given by the new qualifying person.

(7) The preceding provisions of this section apply with the necessary modifications if there is a further change in the person who is the qualifying person.

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