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The Localism Act 2011 (Regulation of Social Housing) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2012

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Localism Act 2011 (Regulation of Social Housing) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2012.

(2) This Order comes into force on the commencement date.

(3) In this Order—

“the commencement date” means 1st April 2012;

“the HCA” means the Homes and Communities Agency constituted by Part 1 of and Schedule 1 to the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008(1);

“the Office” means the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords constituted by Chapter 2 of Part 2 of that Act(2);

(4) This Order extends to England and Wales only.

Consequential amendments

2.—(1) In Schedule 1 to the Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) Regulations 1980(3), omit “or the Homes and Communities Agency” in each place where it occurs.

(2) In the Public Bodies’ Land (Appropriate Ministers) Order 1981(4), the entry relating to the Regulator of Social Housing is omitted.

(3) In paragraph 8 of Schedule 9A to the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987(5), omit subparagraph (aa).

(4) In section 2 of Schedule 1 to the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc) (Modification) Order 1999(6), omit paragraph 13.

(5) In paragraph 48(2) of the Schedule to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) Order 2001(7), omit subparagraph (c).

(6) In the Schedule to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007(8)—

(a)the entry for “Office for Tenants and Social Landlords” is omitted and in the appropriate place insert “Homes and Communities Agency”; and

(b)the reference to “a person authorised by the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords to carry out functions pursuant to sections 201, 202 and 203 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008” is omitted and in the appropriate place insert “a person authorised by the Homes and Communities Agency to carry out functions pursuant to sections 201, 202 and 203 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

(7) In Schedule 1 to the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011(9), the entry for “The Office for Tenants and Social Landlords” is omitted.

Transitional and saving provisions

3.  Any reference to the Office (however expressed) in any document made under or relating to any provision which—

(a)is amended or repealed by this Order, and

(b)is in effect immediately before the commencement date,

is to be read, so far as is necessary, as a reference to the HCA.

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

Grant Shapps

Minister of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

1st March 2012

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