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Housing and Regeneration Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Communities and

Local Government, are published separately as HL Bill 47—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Baroness Andrews has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Housing and Regeneration Bill are compatible with

the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 4754/3
 

 


 

Housing and Regeneration Bill

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

The Homes and Communities Agency

Chapter 1

General

1   

Establishment and constitution

2   

Objects

3   

Principal powers

4   

Powers: general

Chapter 2

Land and infrastructure

General

5   

Powers to provide housing or other land

6   

Powers for regeneration, development or effective use of land

7   

Powers in relation to infrastructure

Powers to deal with land etc.

8   

Powers to deal with land etc.

9   

Acquisition of land

10   

Restrictions on disposal of land

Powers in relation to acquired land

11   

Main powers in relation to acquired land

12   

Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

Planning

13   

Power of Secretary of State to make designation orders

14   

The HCA as the local planning authority

 

HL Bill 47                                                                                              

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15   

Adoption of private streets

16   

Appeals against adoption of private streets

17   

Traffic regulation orders for private streets

18   

Regional planning

Other powers etc. in relation to land

19   

Power to enter and survey land

20   

Section 19: supplementary

21   

Powers to connect private streets to highways

Chapter 3

Financial provision

Powers to give financial assistance

22   

Financial assistance

Borrowing powers of the HCA

23   

Powers to borrow

24   

Loans by the Secretary of State

25   

Guarantees by the Secretary of State

26   

Financial limits

Other

27   

Power to charge for certain activities

28   

Directions as to surplus funds

29   

Duty to act as agent in respect of regeneration and development

30   

Duty to act as agent in respect of derelict land etc.

Chapter 4

Other functions of the HCA

General

31   

Business

32   

Powers to form companies etc.

33   

Community services

Social housing

34   

Duties in relation to low cost rental accommodation

35   

Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

36   

Section 35: interest and successors in title

37   

Determinations under sections 35 and 36

38   

Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals

39   

Information in relation to social housing

40   

Duty to co-operate with Regulator of Social Housing

 
 

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Information, education and guidance etc.

41   

Information services

42   

Advice, education and training

43   

Guidance

Functions in relation to companies and other persons

44   

Control of subsidiaries

45   

Agency arrangements with UDCs

46   

Acting with, or for, other persons: general

Other

47   

Support services

Chapter 5

Supplementary

Certain supervisory powers of the Secretary of State

48   

Guidance by the Secretary of State

49   

Directions by the Secretary of State

50   

Consents of the Secretary of State

Abolition of existing bodies

51   

Abolition of Urban Regeneration Agency

52   

Abolition of the Commission for the New Towns

53   

Property etc. transfers to the HCA and the Welsh Ministers

54   

Role of the HCA in relation to former CNT functions

55   

Interim arrangements

Other

56   

Validity of transactions

57   

Notices

58   

Consequential amendments: Part 1

59   

Interpretation: Part 1

60   

Index of defined expressions: Part 1

Part 2

Regulation of Social Housing

Chapter 1

Introduction

Preliminary

61   

Purpose

62   

Structural overview

63   

Restriction of “registered social landlord” system to Wales

 
 

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64   

References to Welsh Ministers

65   

References to National Assembly for Wales

66   

Dissolution of Housing Corporation

67   

Transfer schemes

68   

Interim arrangements

Social housing

69   

Basic principle

70   

Low cost rental

71   

Low cost home ownership

72   

Shared ownership low cost rental

73   

Regulations

74   

Leaving the social housing stock: sale

75   

Leaving the social housing stock: expired lease

76   

Leaving the social housing stock: disposal with consent

77   

Leaving the social housing stock: regulator’s direction

78   

Housing stock under Housing Act 1996

Other key concepts

79   

Regulator of Social Housing

80   

English bodies

81   

Provider of social housing

Chapter 2

The Social Housing Regulator

Constitution

82   

Establishment

83   

Membership

84   

Tenure

85   

Chief executive

86   

Other staff

87   

Consequential amendments

Proceedings

88   

Fundamental objectives

89   

Procedure

90   

Conflict of interest

91   

Committees

92   

Delegation

93   

Seal

94   

Annual report

Powers

95   

General

96   

Studies

97   

Financial assistance

98   

Evidence

 
 

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99   

Information, advice &c.

Money

100   

Remuneration

101   

Charging

102   

Assistance by Secretary of State

103   

Borrowing

104   

Accounts

105   

Financial year

Relationship with other bodies

106   

Cooperation with the HCA

107   

Direction to the HCA

Information

108   

Collection

109   

Section 108: supplemental

110   

Disclosure

Chapter 3

Registration

Introduction

111   

Overview

112   

The register

Eligibility

113   

Eligibility for registration

114   

Local authority non-registrable bodies

115   

Profit-making and non-profit organisations

Procedure

116   

Entry

117   

Fees

118   

De-registration: compulsory

119   

De-registration: voluntary

120   

Notice

121   

Appeal

Chapter 4

Registered providers

General provisions

122   

Payments to members etc.

123   

Disposal of property

 
 

 
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