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The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008

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Citation and commencement

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), this Order comes into force on the day section 5 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 comes into force (“the commencement date”).

(3) The following provisions of this Order come into force on the day section 158 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993(1) is repealed (which is provided for in paragraph 63 of Schedule 8 to, and in Schedule 16 to, the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008)—

(a)paragraph 44 of Schedule 1 and the related entry in Schedule 3, and

(b)the consequential repeal in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004(2) set out in Schedule 3.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“the CNT” means the Commission for the New Towns,

“the HCA” means the Homes and Communities Agency.

Extent

3.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), this Order extends to England and Wales only.

(2) In so far as it relates to section 16 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974(3), this Order extends to England and Wales and to Northern Ireland.

Consequential amendments: Part 1 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

4.  The enactments specified in Schedule 1 to this Order have effect with the amendments specified.

Transitional and saving provisions

5.  The amendments, modifications and repeals made by this Order have effect subject to the transitional and saving provisions in Schedule 2 to this Order.

Repeals

6.  The enactments specified in Schedule 3 to this Order are repealed to the extent specified.

Consequential modification of modified right to buy provisions

7.  (1)  References to the “Housing Corporation” —

(a)in the modified enactments, and

(b)in the enactments to which the modified amendments relate,

shall be treated as references to the “Homes and Communities Agency”.

(2) In this article—

“modified amendments” means the amendments which, by virtue of paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions No. 1) Order 1993 (4), did not have effect in relation to the operation of Part V of the Housing Act 1985 as applied by the Local Government Reorganisation (Preservation of Right to Buy) Order 1986(5); and

“modified enactments” means—

(a)

the Housing (Preservation of Right to Buy) Regulations 1993(6), and

(b)

the Housing (Right to Acquire) Regulations 1997(7).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Iain Wright

Parliamentary under Secretary of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

18th November 2008

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