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The Housing (Right to Buy) (Information to Secure Tenants) (Wales) Order 2005

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1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Housing (Right to Buy) (Information to Secure Tenants) (Wales) Order 2005 and it comes into force on 28 September 2005.

(2) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Housing Act 1985;

“the document” (“y ddogfen”) means the document prepared by a landlord in accordance with section 121AA of the Act;

“landlord” (“landlord”) means a body which lets dwelling-houses under secure tenancies.

Matters about which information is to be provided to secure tenants

3.  The matters set out in the Schedule to this Order are specified for the purposes of section 121AA of the Act.

When the document must be published

4.—(1) A landlord must publish the document within two months of this Order coming into force.

(2) Where a landlord revises the document under section 121AA(4) of the Act it must publish the document in its revised form within one month of the revision.

When the document must be supplied

5.—(1) Following publication of the document in accordance with article 4(1) or (2) a landlord must supply a copy of the document —

(a)as soon as is reasonably practicable to each of its secure tenants at that time; and

(b)to each subsequent new secure tenant at the time the tenancy is signed.

(2) A landlord must supply each of its secure tenants with a copy of the current version of the document at least once in every period of five years beginning with the date on which the document was supplied pursuant to article 5(1)(a).

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(1).

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

27 September 2005

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