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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

Section 171D of the Housing Act 1985

77.Section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 relates to the preserved right to buy. Tenants of RSLs who were previously secure tenants of a local authority and became assured tenants because ownership of their homes were transferred to an RSL may have what is known as the preserved right to buy.

78.Amendment is made to section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 to remove the requirement of an RSL to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers before disposal by the RSL of a dwelling house which is subject to the right to buy or the preserved right to buy, unless the disposal is to a person or persons exercising those rights.

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