The Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2014/1797
Year2014

2014No. 1797

HOUSING, ENGLAND

The Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014

8thJuly2014

10thJuly2014

4thAugust2014

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 176(1) and (5) of the Housing Act 1985( 1), makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and application

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 and shall come into force on 4th August 2014.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to dwelling-houses in England only( 2).

Amendment of Regulations

2. The Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 1986( 3) are amended by the substitution, for the form set out in Schedule 1, of the form set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Kris Hopkins

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

8th July 2014

SCHEDULE

Regulation 2

Prescribed Form

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Regulation 2 of these Regulations substitutes the form of notice to be used by a tenant claiming to exercise the right to buy his or her dwelling-house in accordance with section 122 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68). The Regulations apply in relation to houses and flats in England only.

The new form, known as "RTB1", is set out in the Schedule to these Regulations and replaces the form set out in Schedule 1 to the Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 1986 ( S.I. 1986/2194) ("the 1986 Regulations"). By virtue of regulation 2 of the 1986 Regulations, a form substantially to the same effect as that set out in the Schedule to these Regulations may be used.

The changes to the form "RTB1" are designed to make the form easier for applicants to complete, including an eligibility checklist, clearer guidance and links to supporting information. It also incorporates greater security against fraud.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument, as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1) 1985 c. 68.

(2) Functions of the Secretary of State, so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 ( S.I. 1999/672).

(3)...

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