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Housing Bill

ix

 

Overcrowding notices

123   

Service of overcrowding notices

124   

Contents of overcrowding notices

125   

Requirement as to overcrowding generally

126   

Requirement as to new residents

127   

Appeals against overcrowding notices

128   

Revocation and variation of overcrowding notices

Index

129   

Index of defined expressions: Part 4

Part 5

Home information packs

Preliminary

130   

Meaning of “residential property” and “home information pack”

131   

Meaning of “on the market” and related expressions

132   

Acting as estate agent

Responsibility for marketing residential properties

133   

Responsibility for marketing: general

134   

Responsibility of person acting as estate agent

135   

Responsibility of the seller

Duties of a responsible person where a property is on the market

136   

Application of sections 137 to 140

137   

Duty to have a home information pack

138   

Duty to provide copy of home information pack on request

139   

Section 138: imposition of conditions

140   

Duty to ensure authenticity of documents in other situations

Other duties of person acting as estate agent

141   

Other duties of person acting as estate agent

Exceptions from the duties

142   

Residential properties not available with vacant possession

143   

Power to provide for further exceptions

Contents of home information packs

144   

Contents of home information packs

145   

Home condition reports

Enforcement

146   

Enforcement authorities

147   

Power to require production of home information packs

 
 

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148   

Penalty charge notices

149   

Offences relating to enforcement officers

150   

Right of private action

Supplementary

151   

Application of Part to sub-divided buildings

152   

Office of Fair Trading

153   

Grants

154   

Interpretation of Part 5

155   

Index of defined expressions: Part 5

Part 6

Other provisions about housing

Chapter 1

Secure tenancies

Introductory tenancies

156   

Extension of introductory tenancies

Right to buy: when exercisable

157   

Extension of qualifying period for right to buy

158   

Exceptions to the right to buy: determination whether exception for dwelling-

house suitable for elderly persons applies

159   

Exceptions to the right to buy: houses due to be demolished

160   

Right to buy: claim terminated by demolition notice

161   

Landlord’s notice to complete

Right to buy: discounts

162   

Repayment of discount: periods and amounts applicable

163   

Repayment of discount: increase attributable to home improvements to be

disregarded

164   

Deferred resale agreements

Right to buy: landlord’s right of first refusal

165   

Right of first refusal for landlord etc.

Right to buy: information

166   

Information to help tenants decide whether to exercise right to buy etc.

Right to buy: termination of rent to mortgage scheme

167   

Termination of rent to mortgage scheme

 
 

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Suspension of certain rights in connection with anti-social behaviour

168   

Secure tenancies: withholding of consent to mutual exchange

169   

Right to buy: suspension by court order

170   

Right to buy: suspension of landlord’s obligation to complete

171   

Disclosure of information as to orders etc. in respect of anti-social behaviour

Chapter 2

Disposals attracting discounts other than under right to buy

Disposals by local authorities

172   

Repayment of discount: periods and amounts applicable

173   

Repayment of discount: increase attributable to home improvements to be

disregarded

174   

Local authority’s right of first refusal

175   

Deferred resale agreements

Disposals by registered social landlords

176   

Repayment of discount: periods and amounts payable

177   

Registered social landlord’s right of first refusal

178   

Deferred resale agreements

179   

Right of assured tenant to acquire dwelling not affected by collective

enfranchisement

Disposals by housing action trusts

180   

Repayment of discount: periods and amounts payable

181   

Housing action trust’s right of first refusal

182   

Deferred resale agreements

Chapter 3

Mobile Homes

Site agreements

183   

Particulars of site agreements to be given in advance

184   

Implied terms relating to termination of agreements or disposal of mobile

homes

185   

Power to amend terms implied in site agreements

Protection from eviction etc.

186   

Extension of protection from harassment for occupiers of mobile homes

Chapter 4

Miscellaneous

Overcrowding

187   

Overcrowding

 
 

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Registered social landlords

188   

Amendments relating to registered social landlords

189   

Disclosure of information to registered social landlords for the purposes of

the Crime and Disorder Act 1998

Grants for social housing

190   

Additional power to give grants for social housing

Disabled facilities grant

191   

Disabled facilities grant: caravans

Annual reports by local housing authorities

192   

Removal of duty on local housing authorities to send annual reports to

tenants etc.

Social Housing Ombudsman for Wales

193   

Social Housing Ombudsman for Wales

Part 7

Supplementary and final provisions

Residential property tribunals

194   

Residential property tribunals

195   

Appeals from residential property tribunals

Register of licences and management orders

196   

Register of licences and management orders

Codes of practice and management regulations relating to HMOs

197   

Approval of codes of practice with regard to the management of HMOs

198   

Management regulations in respect of HMOs

Information provisions

199   

Power to require documents to be produced

200   

Enforcement of powers to obtain information

201   

Use of information obtained for certain other statutory purposes

202   

False or misleading information

Enforcement

203   

Powers of entry

204   

Warrant to authorise entry

205   

Penalty for obstruction

206   

Additional notice requirements for protection of owners

 
 

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Documents

207   

Power to prescribe forms

208   

Power to dispense with notices

209   

Service of documents

210   

Licences and other documents in electronic form

211   

Timing and location of things done electronically

212   

Proof of designations

Other supplementary provisions

213   

Orders and regulations

214   

Offences by bodies corporate

215   

Power to up-rate level of fines for certain offences

216   

Local inquiries

Meaning of “house in multiple occupation”

217   

Meaning of “house in multiple occupation”

218   

HMO declarations

219   

Revocation of HMO declarations

220   

HMOs: certain converted blocks of flats

221   

HMOs: persons not forming a single household

222   

HMOs: persons treated as occupying premises as only or main residence

Other general interpretation provisions

223   

Meaning of “appropriate national authority”, “local housing authority” etc.

224   

Meaning of “lease”, “tenancy”, “occupier” and “owner” etc.

225   

Meaning of “person having control” and “person managing” etc.

Final provisions

226   

Minor and consequential amendments

227   

Repeals

228   

Devolution: Wales

229   

The Isles of Scilly

230   

Expenses

231   

Short title, commencement and extent

Schedule 1   —   

Procedure and appeals relating to improvement notices

Part 1   —   

Service of improvement notices

Part 2   —   

Service of notices relating to revocation or variation of

improvement notice

Part 3   —   

Appeals relating to improvement notices

Schedule 2   —   

Procedure and appeals relating to prohibition orders

Part 1   —   

Service of copies of prohibition orders

Part 2   —   

Service of notices relating to revocation or variation of

prohibition order

Part 3   —   

Appeals relating to prohibition orders

 
 

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Schedule 3   —   

Improvement notices: enforcement action by local housing

authorities

Part 1   —   

Taking of action by agreement

Part 2   —   

Powers to take action without agreement

Part 3   —   

Recovery of certain expenses

Schedule 4   —   

Licences under Parts 2 and 3: mandatory conditions

Schedule 5   —   

Licences under Parts 2 and 3: procedure and appeals

Part 1   —   

Procedure relating to grant or refusal of licences

Part 2   —   

Procedure relating to variation or revocation of licences

Part 3   —   

Appeals against licence decisions

Schedule 6   —   

Management orders: procedure and appeals

Part 1   —   

Procedure relating to making of management orders

Part 2   —   

Procedure relating to variation or revocation of management

orders

Part 3   —   

Appeals against decisions relating to management orders

Schedule 7   —   

Penalty charge notices under section 148

Schedule 8   —   

Registered social landlords

Schedule 9   —   

New Schedule 2A to the Housing Act 1996

Schedule 10   —   

Residential property tribunals: procedure

Schedule 11   —   

Buildings which are not HMOs (except in Part 1)

Schedule 12   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 13   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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