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Housing and Regeneration Bill


 

Housing and Regeneration Bill

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

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   

Contents of designation orders

 

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15   

HCA as local planning authority: local involvement

16   

Regional planning

Other powers etc. in relation to land

17   

Power to enter and survey land

18   

Section 17: supplementary

Chapter 3

Financial provision

Powers to give financial assistance

19   

Financial assistance

Borrowing powers of the HCA

20   

Powers to borrow

21   

Loans by the Secretary of State

22   

Guarantees by the Secretary of State

23   

Financial limits

Other

24   

Power to charge for certain activities

25   

Directions as to surplus funds

26   

Duty to act as agent in respect of regeneration and development

27   

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

Chapter 4

Other functions of the HCA

General

28   

Business

29   

Powers to form companies etc.

30   

Community services

Social housing

31   

Duties in relation to social housing

32   

Recovery etc. of social housing assistance

33   

Section 32: interest and successors in title

34   

Determinations under sections 32 and 33

35   

Duty to give financial assistance in respect of certain disposals

36   

Information in relation to social housing

37   

Duty to co-operate with Regulator of Social Housing

Information, education and guidance etc.

38   

Information services

39   

Advice, education and training

 
 

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Guidance

Functions in relation to companies and other persons

41   

Control of subsidiaries

42   

Agency arrangements with UDCs

43   

Acting with, or for, other persons: general

44   

Local government involvement

Other

45   

Support services

Chapter 5

Supplementary

Certain supervisory powers of the Secretary of State

46   

Guidance by the Secretary of State

47   

Directions by the Secretary of State

48   

Consents of the Secretary of State

Abolition of existing bodies

49   

Abolition of Urban Regeneration Agency

50   

Abolition of the Commission for the New Towns

51   

Property etc. transfers to the HCA and the Welsh Ministers

52   

Role of the HCA in relation to former CNT functions

53   

Interim arrangements

Other

54   

Validity of transactions

55   

Notices

56   

Consequential amendments: Part 1

57   

Interpretation: Part 1

58   

Index of defined expressions: Part 1

Part 2

Regulation of Social Housing

Chapter 1

Introduction

Preliminary

59   

Purpose

60   

Structural overview

61   

Restriction of “registered social landlord” system to Wales

62   

References to Welsh Ministers

63   

References to National Assembly for Wales

 
 

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Dissolution of Housing Corporation

65   

Transfer schemes

66   

Interim arrangements

67   

Transitional arrangements

Social housing

68   

Basic principle

69   

Low cost rental

70   

Low cost home ownership

71   

Shared ownership low cost rental

72   

Regulations

73   

Leaving the social housing stock: sale

74   

Leaving the social housing stock: expired lease

75   

Leaving the social housing stock: disposal with consent

76   

Leaving the social housing stock: regulator’s direction

77   

Housing stock under Housing Act 1996

Other key concepts

78   

Regulator of Social Housing

79   

English bodies

80   

Provider of social housing

Chapter 2

The Social Housing Regulator

Constitution

81   

Establishment

82   

Membership

83   

Tenure

84   

Chief executive

85   

Other staff

Proceedings

86   

Fundamental objectives

87   

Procedure

88   

Conflict of interest

89   

Committees

90   

Delegation

91   

Seal

92   

Annual report

Powers

93   

General

94   

Studies

95   

Financial assistance

96   

Evidence

97   

Information, advice etc.

98   

Tenant involvement

 
 

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Money

99   

Remuneration

100   

Charging

101   

Assistance by Secretary of State

102   

Borrowing

103   

Accounts

104   

Financial year

Relationship with other bodies

105   

Cooperation with the HCA

106   

Direction to the HCA

Information

107   

Collection

108   

Section 107: supplemental

109   

Disclosure

Chapter 3

Registration

Introduction

110   

Overview

111   

The register

Eligibility

112   

Eligibility for registration

113   

Local authority non-registrable bodies

114   

Profit-making and non-profit organisations

Procedure

115   

Entry

116   

Fees

117   

De-registration: compulsory

118   

De-registration: voluntary

119   

Notice

120   

Appeal

Chapter 4

Registered providers

General provisions

121   

Payments to members etc.

122   

Disposal of property

123   

Complaints

124   

Voluntary undertaking

125   

Sustainable community strategies

 
 

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Accounts

126   

Directions

127   

Submission to regulator

128   

Companies exempt from audit

129   

Exempt companies: accountant’s report

130   

Exempt companies: reporting accountant

131   

Application of Companies Act

132   

Exempt companies: extraordinary audit

133   

Non-audited industrial and provident society

134   

Charity

135   

Charity: audit

136   

Charity: auditor’s report

137   

Charity: accountant’s report

138   

Charity: extraordinary audit

139   

Charity: auditor’s powers

140   

Offences

141   

High Court

142   

Disclosure

Insolvency etc.

143   

Preparatory steps: notice

144   

Moratorium

145   

Duration of moratorium

146   

Further moratorium

147   

Effect of moratorium

148   

Exempted disposals

149   

Disposals without consent

150   

Interim manager

151   

Proposals

152   

Proposals: procedure

153   

Proposals: effect

154   

Manager: appointment

155   

Manager: powers

156   

Manager of industrial and provident society: extra powers

157   

Assistance by regulator

158   

Applications to court

Restructuring and dissolution

159   

Company: arrangements and reconstructions

160   

Company: conversion into industrial and provident society

161   

Company: winding up

162   

Industrial and provident society: restructuring

163   

Industrial and provident society: winding up

164   

Industrial and provident society: dissolution

165   

Winding up petition by regulator

166   

Transfer of property

167   

Section 166: supplemental

168   

Extension of sections 166 and 167

 
 

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Chapter 5

Disposal of property

Introductory

169   

Overview

170   

Power to dispose

Regulator’s consent

171   

Requirement of consent

172   

Exceptions

173   

Procedure

174   

Disposal without consent

175   

Notification where disposal consent not required

Proceeds

176   

Separate accounting

177   

Use of proceeds

Tenants’ rights and duties

178   

Application of Housing Act 1996

Right to acquire

179   

Right to acquire

180   

Interpretation: “publicly funded”

181   

Interpretation: “remained in the social rented sector”

182   

Interpretation: other expressions

183   

Right to acquire: supplemental

184   

Right to acquire: consequential amendments

Miscellaneous

185   

Former registered providers

186   

Change of use, etc.

187   

Trustees

188   

Charities

Consents under other legislation

189   

Consent to disposals under other legislation

190   

Section 189: consequential amendments

Chapter 6

Regulatory powers

191   

Overview

 
 

 
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