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Local Authority Houses (Sale)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether his regulations permit a house owned by a local authority to be purchased by the occupying tenant if he so desires; and under what terms and conditions.

Section 79 of the Housing Act, 1936, empowers a local authority with the Minister's consent to sell a house erected by them, subject to such covenants and conditions as they may see fit to impose. The sale price must be the best that can reasonably be obtained. Section 86 enables the Minister to impose special conditions where he consents to the sale of a house on which Exchequer subsidy is payable.