Housing Act 1966

Savings.

121

121. (1) Notwithstanding section 6 of this Act, where a charging or other order, regulation, loan, advance (other than an advance mentioned in section 119 of this Act), letting or demand is made, or charge created, or condition imposed (including a condition imposed by or under statute other than the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts), or lease, undertaking, notice or certificate is given or other thing is made, given or done under any enactment repealed by this Act, such hereinbefore mentioned matter or thing, if in force, recoverable or enforceable immediately before such repeal, shall—

( a) in so far as it could have been made, created, imposed, given or done under this Act, have effect as if it were, and be regarded as having been made, created, imposed, given or done under the corresponding provision of this Act, and

( b) in so far as it could not have been so made, created, imposed, given or done, continue to be in force, recoverable or enforceable, and the like proceedings may be taken thereon and the like consequences shall ensue as might have been taken or would have ensued if this Act had not been enacted.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section:

( a) where, before the repeal by this Act of the Labourers Acts, 1883 to 1962 (other than the Labourers Act, 1936), land is acquired by a housing authority for the purposes of those Acts, the following shall apply:

(i) the provisions of section 22 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906, shall continue to have effect in respect of the registration of the ownership of the land or any searches made or land certificate issued to the authority in respect of the land,

(ii) the provisions of section 23 of the said Act shall continue to have effect in respect of any agreement, deed, receipt or other instrument whereby the land is vested in the authority and issued under the said Acts;

( b) where, before the commencement of the said section 6, land is acquired by a housing authority under Part II of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931, the provisions of subsection (1) of section 18 of that Act shall continue to apply as respects any public right of way over the land;

( c) where a house is, immediately before the commencement of the said section 6, a house appropriated under section 3 of the Housing (Amendment) Act, 1942, the provisions of the said section 3 shall continue to apply in relation to the house;

( d) the provisions of section 32 of the Act of 1952 and the amendment effected by section 19 of the Housing (Amendment) Act, 1954, shall continue to have effect.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section—

( a) the provisions of Part II of the Housing (Management and Letting) Regulations, 1950, shall continue to apply in relation to the letting of a dwelling to which the regulations applied immediately before the commencement of section 6 of this Act as if this Act other than section 60 had not been enacted,

( b) where, before the commencement of the said section 6, a compulsory purchase order is made by—

(i) a housing authority under section 37 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931, or section 20 of the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1932, or

(ii) a local authority under section 10 of the Act of 1960,

the provisions of any enactment which immediately before such commencement applied as respects the order, or the house, building or other land to which the order relates, or any right, title, interest or easement in or over such house, building or other land shall continue so to apply.

(4) Any acquisition, sale or lease of land by a housing authority effected before the 22nd day of July, 1952, which would be valid if effected by virtue of section 8 or 11 of the Housing (Ireland) Act, 1919, as amended by section 31 of the Act of 1952, shall continue to be deemed always to have been validly effected under the Housing of the Working Classes Acts and shall henceforth be deemed to have been validly effected under this Act.

(5) In this Act, “under this Act” when used in relation to any land, housing accommodation or other property or in relation to any other matter or thing and any other expression, describing any matter or thing by reference to this Act or to any provision of this Act, shall, save where the context otherwise requires, be construed as including a reference to any Act repealed by this Act or to the corresponding provision of any Act so repealed.

(6) Any document referring to any enactment repealed by this Act shall, save where the context otherwise requires, be construed as referring to the corresponding provisions of this Act.

(7) Nothing in this section shall be held to prejudice or affect the general application of section 20 of the Interpretation Act, 1937.