Statutory guidance

Consulting council tenants about selling their homes to a private landlord

Statutory guidance for English local authorities proposing the transfer of ownership of tenanted homes to a private sector landlord.


The Housing Act 1985: Schedule 3A - consultation before disposal to private sector landlord

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Guidance to local authorities on meeting their statutory obligations regarding consulting with tenants prior to seeking the Secretary of State’s consent to dispose of those tenants’ homes to a private landlord.

Published 23 July 2009