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Index to Housing And Regeneration Bill


 
INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY

STRUCTURE OF THE BILL

TERRITORIAL EXTENT

TERRITORIAL APPLICATION: WALES

PART 1 - THE HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY

Clauses 2-4 - Objects, Principal Powers, Powers: general

Chapter 2 - Land and infrastructure

Clause 8 - Powers to deal with land etc.

Clause 9 - Acquisition of land

Clause 10 - Restrictions on disposal of land

Powers in relation to acquired land

Clause 12 - Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

Planning

Clause 18 - Regional planning

Other powers etc. in relation to land

Clause 21 - Powers to connect private streets to highways

Chapter 3 - Financial provision

Borrowing powers of the HCA

Clause 24 - Loans by the Secretary of State

Clause 25 - Guarantees by the Secretary of State

Clause 26 - Financial limits

Other

Clause 28 - Directions as to surplus funds

Clause 29 - Duty to act as agent in respect of regeneration and development

Clause 30 - Duty to act as agent in respect of derelict land etc.

Chapter 4 - Other functions of the HCA

Clause 32 - Powers to form companies etc.

Clause 33 - Community services

Social housing

Clause 35 - Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

Clause 36 - Section 35: interest and successors in title

Clause 37 - Determinations under sections 35 and 36

Clause 38 - Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals

Clause 39 - Information in relation to social housing

Clause 40 - Duty to co-operate with Regulator of Social Housing

Information, education and guidance etc.

Clause 43 - Guidance

Functions in relation to companies and other persons

Clause 45 and 46 - Agency arrangements with urban development corporations; Acting with, or for other persons: general

Other

Chapter 5 - Supplementary

Clause 49 - Directions by the Secretary of State

Clause 50 - Consents by the Secretary of State

Abolition of existing bodies

Clause 53 - Property etc. transfers to the HCA & Welsh Ministers

Clause 54 - Role of the HCA in relation to former CNT functions

Clause 55 - Interim arrangements

Other

Clause 57 - Notices

Clauses 58 - 60 - Consequential amendments: Part 1; Interpretation: Part 1; Index of defined expressions: Part 1

PART 2 - REGULATION OF SOCIAL HOUSING

Clause 61 - Purpose

Clause 62 - Structural overview

Clause 63 - Restriction of "registered social landlord" system to Wales

Clause 64 - References to Welsh Ministers

Clause 65 - References to National Assembly for Wales

Clause 66 - Dissolution of Housing Corporation

Clause 67 - Transfer schemes

Clause 68 - Interim arrangements

Social housing

Clause 70 - Low cost rental

Clause 71 - Low cost home ownership

Clause 72 - Shared ownership low cost rental

Clause 73 - Regulations

Clause 75 - Leaving the social housing stock: expired lease

Clause 76 - Leaving the social housing stock: disposal with consent

Clause 77 - Leaving the social housing stock: regulator's direction

Clause 78 - Housing stock under Housing Act 1996

Other key concepts

Clause 80 - English bodies

Clause 81 - Provider of social housing

Chapter 2 - The Social Housing Regulator

Clause 83 - Membership

Clause 84 - Tenure

Clause 85 - Chief executive

Clause 86 - Other staff

Proceedings

Clauses 89 and 90 - Procedure and conflict of interest

Clauses 91 and 92 - Committees and delegation

Powers

Clause 96 - Studies

Clause 97 - Financial assistance

Clause 98 - Evidence

Money

Clause 101 - Charging

Clause 102 - Assistance by Secretary of State

Clause 103 - Borrowing

Clauses 104 and 105 - Accounts and Financial year

Relationship with other bodies

Clause 107 - Direction to the HCA

Clause 108 - Collection

Clause 109 - Section 108: supplemental

Clause 110 - Disclosure

Chapter 3 - Registration

Clause 112 - The register

Eligibility

Clause 114 - Local authority non-registrable bodies

Clause 115 - Profit-making and non-profit organisations

Procedure

Clause 117 - Fees

Clause 118 - De-registration: compulsory

Clause 119 - De-registration: voluntary

Clause 120 - Notice

Clause 121 - Appeal

Chapter 4 - Registered providers

Clause 123 - Disposal of property

Clause 124 - Complaints

Clause 125 - Voluntary undertaking

Clause 126 - Sustainable community strategies

Accounts

Clause 127 - Directions

Clause 128 - Submission to regulator

Clause 134 - Non-audited industrial and provident society

Clause 135 - Charity

Clause 136 - Charity: audit

Clause 137 - Charity: auditor's report

Clause 138 - Charity: accountant's report

Clause 139 - Charity: extraordinary audit

Clause 140 - Charity: auditor's powers

Clause 141 - Offences

Clause 142 - High Court

Clause 143 - Disclosure

Insolvency etc.

Clause 145 - Moratorium

Clause 146 - Duration of moratorium

Clause 147 - Further moratorium

Clause 148 - Effect of moratorium

Clause 149 - Exempted disposals

Clause 151 - Proposals

Clause 152 - Proposals: procedure

Clause 153 - Proposals: effect

Clause 154 - Manager: appointment

Clause 155 - Manager: powers

Clause 156 - Manager of industrial and provident society: extra powers

Clause 157 - Assistance by regulator

Clause 158 - Applications to court

Restructuring and dissolution

Clause 159 - Company: arrangements and reconstructions

Clause 160 - Company: conversion into industrial and provident society

Clause 161 - Company: winding up

Clause 162 - Industrial and provident society: restructuring

Clause 163 - Industrial and provident society: winding up

Clause 164 - Industrial and provident society: dissolution

Clause 165 - Winding up petition by the regulator

Clause 166 - Transfer of property

Clause 167 - Section 166: supplemental

Clause 168 - Extension of clauses 166 and 167

Chapter 5 - Disposal of property

Clause 170 - Power to dispose

Regulator's consent

Clause 172 - Exceptions

Clause 173 - Procedure

Clause 174 - Disposal without consent

Proceeds

Clause 176 - Use of proceeds

Tenants' rights and duties

Miscellaneous

Clause 185 - Former registered providers

Clause 186 - Trustees

Consents under other legislation

Chapter 6 - Regulatory powers

Standards

Clause 192 - Management

Clause 194 - Consultation

Clause 195 - Direction by Secretary of State

Monitoring

Clause 198 - Survey: supplemental

Clause 199 - Inspection

Clause 200 - Inspector's powers

Clause 201 - Performance information

Clause 204 - Inquiry: supplemental

Clause 205 - Inquiry: evidence

Clause 206 - Inquiry: charities

Clause 207 - Extraordinary audit

Management and constitution

Clause 208 - Non-profit providers only

Clause 209 - Industrial and provident society: change of rules

Clause 210 - Charity: change of objects

Clause 211 - Companies: change of articles

Guidance

Clause 213 - Consultation

Managers of social housing

Chapter 7 - Enforcement powers

Clause 216 - Overview

Clause 217 - Grounds for giving notice

Clause 218 - Content

Clause 222 - Appeal

Clause 223 - Withdrawal

Clause 224 - Sanction

Penalty

Clause 226 - Grounds for imposition

Clause 227 - Imposition

Clause 228 - Amount

Clause 229 - Warning

Clause 230 - Representations

Clause 231 - Notifying HCA

Clause 232 - Destination

Clause 233 - Enforcement

Clause 234 - Appeal

Compensation

Clause 235 - Overview

Clause 237 - Nature

Clause 238 - Social housing ombudsman compensation

Clause 239 - Imposition

Clause 241 - Warning

Clause 242 - Representations

Clause 243 - Enforcement

Clause 244 - Appeal

Management etc.

Clause 246 - Management tender

Clause 247 - Section 246: Supplemental

Clause 248 - Management transfer

Clause 249 - Section 248: supplemental

Clause 250 - Appointment of manager

Clause 251 - Section 250 supplemental

Clause 252 - Transfer of land

Clause 253 - Section 252: supplemental

Restrictions on dealings

Clause 256 - Restrictions on dealings following inquiry

Clause 257 - Restrictions on dealings: supplemental

Suspension and removal of officers

Clause 259 - Removal or suspension following inquiry

Clause 260 - Suspension under section 258 or 259: supplemental

Clause 261 - Disqualification of removed person

Clause 262 - Register of disqualified persons

Clause 263 - Acting while disqualified: offence

Clause 264 - Acting while disqualified: other consequences

Clause 265 - Removal of officers

Clause 268 - Appointment of new officers

Chapter 8 - General

Clause 270 - Subsidiary and associate

Clause 271 - Family

Clause 272 - Disposal

Clause 273 - Charities that have "received public assistance"

Clause 274 - General

Miscellaneous

Clause 277 - Transitional

PART 3 - OTHER PROVISIONS

Clause 278 - Certificates for new homes

Clause 279 - Meaning of sustainability

Clause 280 - Authorised assessors

Clause 281 - Register of certificates

Enforcement

Clause 283 - Power to require production of certificates or statements

Clause 284 - Penalty charge notices

Clause 285 - Offences relating to enforcement officers

Supplementary

Clause 287 - Suspension of duties

Clause 288 - Disclosure of certificates

Clause 289 - General powers to make regulations

Clause 290 - Powers to extend Chapter

Clause 291 - Chapter 1: interpretation etc.

Clause 292 - Index of defined expressions: Chapter 1

Chapter 2 - Landlord and tenant matters

Clause 294 - Management agreements: extending requirements to co-operate

Clause 295 - Requirements to co-operate in relation to certain disposals of land

Family intervention tenancies

Clause 297 - Certain family intervention tenancies: termination

Possession orders

Leasehold enfranchisement

Clause 300 - Shared ownership leases: protection for certain leases

Clause 301 - Shared ownership leases: protection for hard to replace houses

Service charges

Right to buy etc: miscellaneous

Clause 304 - Exclusion of the right to buy: demolition notices

Clause 305 - Review of determination of value

Clause 306 - Approved lending institutions

Clause 307 - Former right to buy flats and other flats: service charge loans

Clause 308 - Former right to buy and other flats: equity share purchases

Clause 309 - Other amendments

Other

Clause 311 - Financial assistance for information and other services

Chapter 3 - Housing finance and other provisions

Clause 312 - Exclusions from subsidy arrangements

Clause 313 - Armed forces: homelessness and allocation of housing

Other

Clause 315 - Building regulations: time limit for prosecutions

Clause 316 - Protected mobile home sites to include sites for gypsies and travellers

Clause 317 - Financial assistance for certain services about commonhold

PART 4 - SUPPLEMENTARY AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Clause 319 - Consequential amendments and repeals

Clause 320 - Transitional, transitory or saving provisions

Clause 321 - Financial provisions

Clauses 322 - 324 - Extent; Commencement; Short title

Schedule 1 - The Homes and Communities Agency

Schedule 4 - Powers in relation to, and for, statutory undertakers

Schedule 7 - Transfer Schemes: Tax

Schedule 10 - Possession orders relating to certain tenancies

Schedule 11- Service charges: provision of information and designated accounts

Schedule 12 - Demolition notices

FINANCIAL EFFECTS

PUBLIC SECTOR MANPOWER

IMPACT ASSESSMENT

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

COMMENCEMENT DATE

 
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