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The Housing (Right to Buy Delay Procedure) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1993

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Right to Buy Delay Procedure) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 11th October 1993.

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2.—(1) For regulation 2(a) of the Housing (Right to Buy Delay Procedure) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 1989(1) substitute–

(a)the form (form RTB6) for an initial notice of delay under section 153A(1) of the Housing Act 1985;(2).

(2) In the Schedule to those Regulations–

(a)omit form RTB5 (initial notice of delay for shared ownership leases);

(b)in form RTB6 (initial notice of delay)–

(i)for the first paragraph substitute–

  • This form is for use by tenants of local authorities and certain other bodies who have claimed to exercise the right to buy their homes (or the right to acquire their homes on rent to mortgage terms) and are being held up by the landlord.;

(ii)for “Say what your landlord did last, as far as you know, in dealing with your application” substitute–

Say what you landlord did last, as far as you know, in dealing with your application:

”;

(iii)for “C. delays on your part are holding up the sale □” substitute–

”; and

(iv)for the notes relating to box C substitute–

Tick Cif your purchase is held up by your landlord in some other way (and you are not buying on rent to mortgage terms). For instance, if you have received notice of the purchase price and you have served a notice on your landlord stating that you want to pursue your claim to exercise the right to buy, but your landlord is not making reasonable progress towards completing the sale.
Tick Dif your purchase is held up by your landlord in some other way and you are buying on rent to mortgage terms. For instance, if the delay is because:
• your landlord has not given you a notice admitting or denying your right to acquire on rent to mortgage terms, or
• your landlord has not given you a notice stating the landlord’s share and the amount of the initial discount, after you have served a notice that you want to pursue your claim to acquire on rent to mortgage terms, or
• your landlord has given you both these notices, but is not making reasonable progress towards completing the sale.;

(c)in form RTB7 (landlord’s counter notice)–

(i)in the first paragraph omit “or grant of the lease”;

(ii)in the second paragraph for “section 124, 125, 146 or 147” substitute – “section 124 or 125.”;

(iii)for “the right to be granted a shared ownership lease” substitute “the right to acquire on rent to mortgage terms”;

(iv)for “to be granted a shared ownership lease” substitute “to acquire on rent to mortgage terms”; and

(v)in the note to the landlord for “section 153A(3)(6)” substitute “section 153A(3)(b)”(3); and

(d)in form RTB8 (operative notice of delay)–

(i)in the first sentence for “or the right to a shared ownership lease” substitute “or the right to acquire on rent to mortgage terms”;

(ii)omit “RTB5 or” in both places;

(iii)above the space for the address omit the words “or lease”;

(iv)in the note to the landlord for “section 124, 125, 146 or 147 of that Act” substitute “section 124 or 125 of that Act”; and

(v)for the words in the notes after “notice under” to the end of the sentence substitute–

  • section 124 or 125 of the Housing Act 1985, rent payments made after the date when the notice should have been served will reduce the purchase price.

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3.—(1) These Regulations do not apply in a case where a notice under section 122 of the Housing Act 1985 (tenant’s notice claiming to exercise the right to buy) was served before 11th Ocotber 1993.

(2) Nothing in these Regulations shall affect the validity of a notice served before 11th January 1994 if the notice was in the form originally prescribed by the Regulations referred to in regulation 2.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

G. S. K. Young

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment

8th September 1993

John Redwood

Secretary of State for Wales

9th September 1993

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