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The Housing Act 1996 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1996

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Article 2 of this Order brings into force on 1st August the following provisions of the Housing Act 1996—

section 2(7) and (8)(power to add to the permissible purposes of registered social landlords),
section 5(criteria for registration of social landlords),
section 7in so far as it relates to specified paragraphs of Schedule 1 (maximum amounts payable by way of fees, expenses etc. and accounts),
section 9(3)(power to consult relating to consents for disposal of land by registered social landlords),
section 17(supplementary provisions relating to a tenant’s right to acquire a dwelling),
section 28(4)amendment to section 53 of the Housing Act 1988,
section 36(1) to (6)(guidance to registered social landlords)
section 51in so far as it relates to specified paragraphs of Schedule 2 (schemes for investigation of complaints),
sections 52 to 54, 55(2) and (3) and 56 to 64(general provisions relating to social landlords),
section 55(1)in so far as it relates to paragraphs 6 and 9 of Schedule 3 (sale of Corporations' loans portfolios).

Articles 3 and 4 brings into force certain other provisions in so far as they confer a power to consult, to make determinations, to give consents and to delegate functions.

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