Housing and Planning Bill

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

50 Clause 191 sets out the territorial extent of the Bill, that is the jurisdictions which the Bill forms part of the law of. The extent of a Bill can be different from its application. Application is about where a Bill produces a practical effect.

51 The Bill applies mainly to England only, with some exceptions. In particular:

Clauses 122 and Schedule 10 (leaseholds), clause 123 (rentcharges), Part 7 and schedules 14 to 19 (Compulsory purchase) and clauses 185 and 187 (Public Authority Land) apply to England and Wales;

Clauses 183 and 184 (Public Authority Land) apply to England, Wales and Scotland;

Clause 121 (Estate Agents), Part 4 of Chapter 5 and Schedules 5 and 6 (Insolvency of Registered Providers of Social Housing) and clause 187 apply to the whole of the UK.

52 More detailed information about the extent and application of the individual provisions of the Bill can be found in Annex A.


Prepared 13th January 2016