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(ii)    

complied with the conditions in sub-paragraphs (8)

 

and (10),

 

    

within the period of 2 months beginning with the date of

 

transfer.

 

      (4)  

The transferee must proceed under paragraph 15(4) as if the

 

transferee has decided not to demolish the dwelling-house (and

 

paragraph 15(5) to (7) applies on the same basis).

 

      (5)  

A continuation notice is a notice—

 

(a)    

stating that the transferee—

 

(i)    

has acquired the interest concerned, and

 

(ii)    

intends to demolish the dwelling-house or (as the

 

case may be) the building containing it (“the

 

relevant premises”),

 

(b)    

setting out the reasons why the transferee intends to

 

demolish the relevant premises,

 

(c)    

stating that one of conditions A to C in paragraph 14 is

 

satisfied in relation to the original notice (specifying the

 

condition concerned),

 

(d)    

stating that the original notice is to continue in force, and

 

(e)    

explaining the continued effect of the original notice.

 

      (6)  

A continuation notice may not vary the proposed demolition date in

 

the original notice nor the date when the original notice will cease

 

to be in force.

 

      (7)  

Sub-paragraph (8) applies if—

 

(a)    

the dwelling-house is contained in a building which

 

contains one or more other dwelling-houses, and

 

(b)    

the transferee intends to demolish the whole of the

 

building.

 

      (8)  

The transferee must serve a continuation notice on the occupier of

 

each of the dwelling-houses contained in the building (whether

 

addressed to him by name or just as “the occupier”).

 

      (9)  

An accidental omission to serve a continuation notice on one or

 

more occupiers does not prevent the condition in sub-paragraph (8)

 

from being satisfied.

 

    (10)  

Paragraph 13(7) and (8) apply in relation to the transferee’s

 

intention to demolish so as to impose a condition on the transferee

 

for a notice to appear within the period of 2 months beginning with

 

the date of transfer.

 

    (11)  

Sub-paragraphs (7) to (10) above apply instead of paragraph 13(6)

 

to (8) in relation to a final demolition notice so far as continued in

 

force under this paragraph.”

 

5          

In paragraph 16(1) (notices under paragraphs 13 and 15) for “or 15” substitute

 

“, 15 or 15A”.

 

Initial demolition notices

 

6          

Schedule 5A to the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (initial demolition notices) is

 

amended as follows.


 
 

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7          

In paragraph 2(1) (period of validity of initial demolition notices) for

 

“paragraph 3” substitute “paragraphs 3 and 3A”.

 

8          

In paragraph 3(1) (revocation of initial demolition notices: application of

 

paragraph 15(4) to (7) of Schedule 5 to that Act) for “(7)” substitute “(7A)”.

 

9          

After paragraph 3 insert—

 

“Transfer of initial demolition notices

 

3A  (1)  

This paragraph applies if—

 

(a)    

an initial demolition notice is in force in respect of a

 

dwelling-house, and

 

(b)    

the landlord transfers his interest as landlord to another

 

person.

 

      (2)  

The initial demolition notice (“the original notice”) continues in

 

force but this is subject to—

 

(a)    

paragraphs 2 and 3, and

 

(b)    

the following provisions of this paragraph.

 

      (3)  

Sub-paragraph (4) applies if the transferee—

 

(a)    

intends to demolish the dwelling-house, but

 

(b)    

has not—

 

(i)    

served a continuation notice, and

 

(ii)    

complied with the conditions in sub-paragraphs (8)

 

and (10),

 

    

within the period of 2 months beginning with the date of

 

transfer.

 

      (4)  

The transferee must proceed under paragraph 15(4) of Schedule 5

 

as applied by paragraph 3(1) above as if the transferee has decided

 

not to demolish the dwelling-house (and paragraph 15(5) to (7) of

 

that Schedule as so applied applies on the same basis).

 

      (5)  

A continuation notice is a notice—

 

(a)    

stating that the transferee—

 

(i)    

has acquired the interest concerned, and

 

(ii)    

intends to demolish the dwelling-house or (as the

 

case may be) the building containing it (“the

 

relevant premises”),

 

(b)    

setting out the reasons why the transferee intends to

 

demolish the relevant premises,

 

(c)    

stating that the original notice is to continue in force, and

 

(d)    

explaining the continued effect of the original notice.

 

      (6)  

A continuation notice may not vary the period specified in the

 

original notice in accordance with paragraph 1(1)(c).

 

      (7)  

Sub-paragraph (8) applies if—

 

(a)    

the dwelling-house is contained in a building which

 

contains one or more other dwelling-houses, and

 

(b)    

the transferee intends to demolish the whole of the

 

building.


 
 

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      (8)  

The transferee must serve a continuation notice on the occupier of

 

each of the dwelling-houses contained in the building (whether

 

addressed to him by name or just as “the occupier”).

 

      (9)  

An accidental omission to serve a continuation notice on one or

 

more occupiers does not prevent the condition in sub-paragraph (8)

 

from being satisfied.

 

    (10)  

Paragraph 13(7) of Schedule 5 applies in relation to the transferee’s

 

intention to demolish so as to impose a condition on the transferee

 

for a notice to appear within the period of 2 months beginning with

 

the date of transfer; and paragraph 2(3) above applies for this

 

purpose.

 

    (11)  

Sub-paragraphs (7) to (10) above apply instead of paragraph 2(2)

 

and (3) in relation to an initial demolition notice so far as continued

 

in force under this paragraph.”

 

10  (1)  

Paragraph 4 (restrictions on service of further notices) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In sub-paragraph (2) (further initial demolition notices)—

 

(a)    

after “dwelling-house” insert “, by the landlord who served the

 

relevant notice or any landlord who served a continuation notice in

 

respect of the relevant notice,”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) for “it” substitute “the further notice”.

 

      (3)  

In sub-paragraph (3) (final demolition notices)—

 

(a)    

after “dwelling-house” insert “, by the landlord who served the

 

relevant notice or any landlord who served a continuation notice in

 

respect of the relevant notice,”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) for “it” substitute “the final demolition notice”.

 

11         

In paragraph 5 (notices under Schedule 5A) for “or 15” substitute “, 15 or

 

15A”.

 

12         

In paragraph 6(1) (interpretation) after “Schedule” insert “(other than

 

paragraph 3A)”.

 

Transitional provision

 

13         

This Schedule does not apply to notices served before the coming into force of

 

the Schedule.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

163

 

Clause  63,  page  29,  line  42,  leave out subsection (7) and insert—

 

‘( )    

The table sets out substitutions which have effect throughout the Part (except

 

section 51 and Schedule 2); and where necessary in consequence of those

 

substitutions, for words in the singular substitute appropriate corresponding

 

words in the plural.


 
 

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Expression

Substitution

 
 

“the Relevant Authority”

“the Welsh Ministers”

 
 

“the Authority”

“the Welsh Ministers”

 
 

“the Relevant Authority’s”

“the Welsh Ministers’”’.

 
 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

164

 

Clause  64,  page  30,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

for “Secretary of State makes” substitute “Welsh Ministers make”,’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

165

 

Clause  66,  page  31,  leave out lines 14 to 18 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State may by order’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

166

 

Clause  66,  page  31,  line  21,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

167

 

Clause  66,  page  31,  line  23,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Sir George Young

 

134

 

Clause  67,  page  31,  line  27,  leave out from ‘means—’ to end of line 29 and insert

 

‘Housing that is in direct receipt of Government Capital Grant Funding.’.

 


 

Andrew Gwynne

 

327

 

Clause  68,  page  31,  line  39,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

the rent is below the market rate to such an extent that it is affordable to

 

those on low incomes’.


 
 

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Mr Iain Wright

 

168

 

Clause  68,  page  32,  line  1,  leave out ‘for eligibility’.

 

Andrew Gwynne

 

328

 

Clause  68,  page  32,  line  1,  leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

 

‘(c)    

the accommodation is let in accordance with rules for eligibility designed

 

to give preference to people in housing need whilst also promoting mixed

 

and sustainable communities.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

169

 

Clause  68,  page  32,  line  2,  leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 3 and insert ‘made

 

available to people whose needs are not adequately served by the commercial housing

 

market.’.

 


 

Andrew Gwynne

 

329

 

Clause  69,  page  32,  line  12,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

Condition 2 is that the accommodation is affordable for those on low incomes and

 

made available in accordance with rules for eligibility designed to give preference

 

to people who cannot afford to buy or rent at market rates whilst also promoting

 

mixed and sustainable communities.’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

170

 

Clause  69,  page  32,  line  13,  leave out ‘for eligibility’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

171

 

Clause  69,  page  32,  line  13,  leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 14 and insert ‘made

 

available to people whose needs are not adequately served by the commercial housing

 

market.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

172

 

Clause  70,  page  32,  line  42,  leave out ‘shared’ and insert ‘home’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

173

 

Clause  74,  page  34,  line  6,  after ‘with’ insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.


 
 

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Mr Iain Wright

 

174

 

Clause  74,  page  34,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

section 171D of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (consent to certain

 

disposals of housing obtained subject to the preserved right to buy), or

 

(c)    

section 81 or 133 of the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (consent to certain

 

disposals of housing obtained from housing action trusts or local

 

authorities).’.

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

175

 

Clause  74,  page  34,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Subsection (1) does not apply to a disposal in pursuance of shared ownership

 

arrangements or equity percentage arrangements.’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

176

 

Clause  75,  page  34,  line  13,  leave out ‘, which has ceased to be low cost rental

 

accommodation or low cost home ownership accommodation,’.

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

177

 

Clause  76,  page  34,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Exception 1A is accommodation made available only to students in full-time

 

education or training.’.

 


 

Alistair Burt

 

Lyn Brown

 

307

 

Clause  78,  page  35,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

a local housing authority under sections 1 and 2 of the Housing Act 1985,

 

and

 

(f)    

a person controlled by a local housing authority.’.

 


 

Alistair Burt

 

Lyn Brown

 

308

 

Clause  79,  page  35,  line  24,  column  2,  after ‘landlord’, insert ‘or a person

 

controlled by the landlord’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24th January 2008                

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Alistair Burt

 

Lyn Brown

 

309

 

Clause  79,  page  35,  line  25,  column  2,  after ‘landlord’, insert ‘or a person

 

controlled by the landlord’.

 


 

Sir George Young

 

12

 

Clause  86,  page  37,  line  38,  after ‘well-managed’, insert ‘, inclusive’.

 

Alistair Burt

 

310

 

Clause  86,  page  38,  line  7,  leave out ‘registered’.

 

Alistair Burt

 

311

 

Clause  86,  page  38,  line  9,  leave out ‘registered’.

 

Alistair Burt

 

312

 

Clause  86,  page  38,  line  11,  leave out ‘registered’.

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Andrew George

 

40

 

Clause  86,  page  38,  line  11,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Andrew George

 

Lembit Öpik

 

37

 

Clause  86,  page  38,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(12A)    

The regulator shall pursue these objectives in relation to landlords and their

 

tenants in all cases where the tenants are in receipt of public funds.’.

 


 

Alistair Burt

 

313

 

Clause  93,  page  39,  line  34,  leave out ‘registered’.

 

Alistair Burt

 

314

 

Clause  93,  page  39,  line  34,  at end insert ‘of social housing’.

 



 
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