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Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018

Section 11 – Coming into force

38.This section provides that section 8 (information for tenants), amongst others, comes into force on the day this Act received Royal Assent.

39.This section also provides for sections 2 to 5 (which restrict tenants from exercising the right to buy, the preserved right to buy and the right to acquire unless the dwelling is from previously let social housing stock) to come into force 2 months after the Act received Royal Assent.

40.Section 6 (which abolishes the right to buy, the preserved right to buy and the right to acquire, and makes relevant consequential amendments) and section 7 (which removes the Welsh Ministers’ power to make grants to reimburse voluntary discounts) are to be brought into force by order, but they cannot be brought into force sooner than 12 months after the Act received Royal Assent.

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