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Housing (Wales) Measure 2011

Chapter 4 – Revocation of Direction Suspending the Right to Buy

Sections 23 and 24 Revocation of direction

55.An authority may apply in writing to the Welsh Ministers to revoke a direction provided the condition in section 23(2) exists. This is that the demand for social housing covered by the direction does not substantially exceed its supply or is not likely to, or even if that is the case that the exercise of the right to buy is not likely to increase that imbalance. An application must explain why the authority has concluded that this condition exists.

Section 25 – Decision of the Welsh Ministers on the application

56.Section 25 states that the Welsh Ministers may reject an application for revocation when the authority has failed to provide information under section 27. They must grant the application if they agree with the authority’s reasons for concluding that the condition in section 23(2) exists.  If granted, they must notify the authority in writing of that fact and the direction ceases to have effect on the date that the notice is given.

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