Practice Guide amended following legislative update

Practice Guide 47 has recently been updated by HM Land Registry.

Advising on the transfer of public housing estates, the guide covers a range of subjects including the voluntary sale of housing estates by housing and other local authorities, their acquisition and disposal by housing action trusts as well as the impact of the preserved right to buy.

It, therefore, provides advice for a range of audiences such as coveyancers, local authorities, social landlords, as well as other bodies acquiring public housing estates.

Following section 92 and Schedule 4 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 coming into force, the guide has been amended, removing the requirement for most disposals to require consent.

Coming into force on 6 April 2017, these changes impact private registered providers – most notably reducing the number of regulatory requirements.

The amended guide can be accessed here.

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