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Commencement of certain provisions of the Act

2.—(1) Section 114 of the 2008 Act (registration of local authorities), so far as not already in force, shall come into force, in relation to England, on the commencement date.

(2) The following provisions of the 2008 Act shall come into force, in relation to England, on the commencement date, subject to article 3(1) and (2)—

(a)section 300 (right to acquire freehold: abolition of low rent test);

(b)sections 301 (shared ownership leases: protection for certain leases) and 302 (shared ownership leases: protection for hard to replace houses), in so far as they are not already in force; and

(c)except as mentioned in section 325(2)(b) of the 2008 Act, section 321(1) (consequential amendments and repeals) and Schedule 16 (repeals and revocations), in so far as they relate to the repeal of such provisions of the 1967 Act as are listed in Schedule 16.

(3) Section 316 of the 2008 Act (amendments to Housing Act 1985: lending institutions) shall come into force on the commencement date, subject to article 3(3).