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The Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1993

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Jurisdiction of county court

181.—(1) A county court has jurisdiction—

(a)to entertain any proceedings brought under this Part, and

(b)to determine any question arising under this Part,

but subject to sections 128 and 158 (which provide for matters of valuation to be determined by the district valuer).

(2) The jurisdiction conferred by this section includes jurisdiction to entertain proceedings on any such question as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b) notwithstanding that no other relief is sought than a declaration.

(3) If a person takes proceedings in the High Court which, by virtue of this section, he could have taken in the county court, he is not entitled to recover any costs.

(4) The Lord Chancellor may make such rules and give such directions as he thinks fit for the purpose of giving effect to this section; and such rules or directions may provide—

(a)for the exercise by a registrar of a county court of any jurisdiction exercisable under this section, and

(b)for the conduct of proceedings in private.

(5) The power to make rules under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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