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The Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1993

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Exempted disposals

160.—(1) A disposal is an exempted disposal for the purposes of this Part if—

(a)it is a disposal of the whole of the qualifying dwelling-house and a further conveyance of the freehold or an assignment of the lease and the person or each of the persons to whom it is made is a qualifying person (as defined in subsection (2));

(b)it is a vesting of the whole of the qualifying dwelling-house in a person taking under a will or on an intestacy;

(c)it is a disposal of the whole of the qualifying dwelling-house in pursuance of an order made under section 24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973[1973 c. 18.] (property adjustment orders in connection with matrimonial proceedings) or section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975[1975 c. 63.] (orders as to financial provision to be made from estate);

(d)it is a compulsory disposal (as defined in section 161); or

(e)it is a disposal of property consisting of land included in the qualifying dwelling-house by virtue of section 184 (land let with or used for the purposes of the qualifying dwelling-house).

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a person is a qualifying person in relation to a disposal if—

(a)he is the person, or one of the persons, by whom the disposal is made,

(b)he is the spouse or a former spouse of that person, or one of those persons, or

(c)he is a member of the family of that person, or one of those persons, and has resided with him throughout the period of twelve months ending with the disposal.

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