The Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

JurisdictionWales
CitationSI 2015/1795 (W255)
Year2015

2015No. 1795 (W. 255)

HOUSING, WALES

The Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

12October2015

19October2015

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of powers conferred upon the Secretary of State by section 176(1) and (5) of the Housing Act 1985( 1) as extended by section 26(3) of the Welsh Language Act 1993( 2) and now vested in them( 3).

Title, commencement, application and interpretation

1.-(1) The title of these Regulations is the Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 and they come into force on 19 October 2015.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) In these Regulations, "the 2015 Regulations" ("Rheoliadau 2015") means the Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) Regulations 2015( 4).

Amendment to the notice claiming to exercise the right to buy

2.-(1) The 2015 Regulations are amended as follows.

(2) In Part D of Schedule 1 (qualification and discount) for "£16,000" substitute -

"in force from time to time".

Saving and transitional provision

3. Nothing in these Regulations affects the validity of any notice given before 19 October 2015 if the notice was given in a form prescribed by the 2015 Regulations, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

Lesley Griffiths

Minister of Communities and Tackling Poverty, one of the Welsh Ministers

12 October 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Housing (Right to Buy) (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) Regulations 2015 ("the 2015 Regulations") which prescribe the form of certain notices under Part 5 of the Housing Act 1985 ("the Act") relating to the right to buy, and the particulars to be contained in those notices. The amendment relates to the prescribed form to be used by a secure tenant claiming to exercise the right to buy in accordance with section 122 of the Act.

Regulation 2 amends Schedule 1 of the 2015 Regulations to replace the actual amount of the maximum discount in Wales in the prescribed form to be used by a secure tenant claiming to exercise the right to buy in accordance with section 122 of the Act, with a reference to the maximum amount.

The Welsh Ministers' Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to these Regulations. As a result, it was not considered necessary to carry out a regulatory impact...

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