CHAPTER 295
">NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   ORDERS

      The National Housing Corporation (Transfer of Certain Assets and Liabilities of the National Housing Corporation to Certain Local Government Authorities) Order

   REGULATIONS

      The Acquisition of Buildings Regulations

      The Acquisition of Buildings (Appeals Procedure) Regulations

ORDERS

THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION (TRANSFER OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION TO CERTAIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES) ORDER

[1st July, 1991]

G.N. No. 323 of 1991

   1. This Order may be cited as the National Housing Corporation (Transfer of Certain Assets and Liabilities of the National Housing Corporation to Certain Local Government Authorities) Order.

   2. [Omitted.]

   3. In this Order:

   "the Act" means the National Housing Corporation Act;

   "the effective date" means the date on which this Order is deemed to have come into operation;

   "Local Government Authority" means an authority established under the Local Government (District Authorities) Act *, and the Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act *;

   "the Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for housing;

   "National Housing Corporation" means the National Housing Corporation established by the National Housing Corporation Act *.

   4. (1) The assets specified in the First Schedule to this Order, situated in the Local Government Authority which were, before the effective date, vested in the National Housing Corporation shall, with effect from the effective date by virtue of this Order and without further assurance, vest in Urban authorities described in the First Schedule to this Order.

   (2) The assets specified in the Second Schedule to this Order, situated in the District Authorities, and which were, before 1st August, 1990 vested in the Registrar of Buildings and by virtue of section 40(2) of the Act vested in the National Housing Corporation before the effective date, by virtue of this Order and without further assurance, vest in the district authorities described in the Second Schedule to this Order.

   5. (1) All liabilities in relation to the assets transfer to and vested by this Order in Local Government Authorities and in respect of which the National Housing Corporation was liable immediately preceding the effective date shall, with effect from the effective date, by virtue of this Order and without further assurance, vest in the said Local Government Authorities.

   (2) The liabilities to which this paragraph applied shall, from the effective date, be deemed to be the liabilities of Local Government Authorities, and the National Housing Corporation shall be discharged from its obligations in respect of every such liability.

   6. All instruments to which the National Housing Corporation is a party and which relate to any asset or liability transferred to Local Government Authority by this Order, shall continue in full force and effect as if the Local Government Authorities were substituted for the National Housing Corporation as a party to it, and all the rights and liabilities of the Housing Corporation under such instrument shall vest in the respective Local Government Authority.

   7. For the avoidance of doubt and without prejudice to any of the preceding provisions of this Order, it is hereby declared that a Local Government Authority shall have and may exercise all such powers necessary or expedient to take possession of and recover any property, to ascertain, perform and enforce any right, and discharge any liability or obligation conferred or imposed on a Local Government Authority by virtue of this Order, and to deal with it, as if the National Housing Corporation would have exercised had this Order not been made.

   8. The Local Authorities shall be required to–

   (a)   respect the existing tenants of the said premises as per the provisions of the Rent Restriction Act *;

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