Housing Act 1966

Restriction on applications under section 16 of Act of 1936.

95

95. (1) Section 16 of the Act of 1936 shall have effect subject to the following modifications:

( a) where a purchase scheme in relation to a cottage is in force immediately before the commencement of this section and no application in respect of the cottage has been sent to the housing authority under the said section 16, an application may be sent under that section if, but only if, it is so sent not later than eighteen months after the commencement of this section;

( b) where a purchase scheme in relation to a cottage comes into force on or after the commencement of this section, an application in respect of the cottage may be sent to the housing authority if, but only if, it is so sent not later than eighteen months after the commencement of this section or six months after the day on which the purchase scheme comes into force, whichever is the later.

(2) A housing authority shall inform each tenant of a cottage within their functional area of the application which may be sent to the authority by a qualified person and the period within which the application must be sent and each such tenant shall be so informed as soon as practicable after,

( a) in case the relevant purchase scheme is in force immediately before the commencement of this section—such commencement, or

( b) in case the relevant purchase scheme comes into force on or after the commencement of this section—the day on which the purchase scheme comes into force.