Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) Act, 1978

Sales of dwellings by housing authority.

4.—(1) The power conferred by section 90 of the Housing Act, 1966 , on a housing authority to vest a dwelling provided by them under that Act in a tenant or other person shall, after the passing of this Act, be exercisable only by the vesting of the fee simple in the dwelling subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified in the transfer order under that section.

(2) The following special conditions, in particular, shall be specified in every transfer order vesting a dwelling in the tenant thereof:

(a) the dwelling shall, unless the housing authority otherwise allow, be occupied as a normal place of residence by the purchaser or the purchaser's successor in title or by a member of the purchaser's family or the family of his successor in title, and

(b) the dwelling or any part thereof shall not, without the consent of the housing authority, be mortgaged, charged or alienated otherwise than by devise or operation of law.

(3) The special conditions mentioned in subsection (2) shall apply in relation to the dwelling for the period of twenty-five years from the date of vesting and shall be binding upon the purchaser, his personal representatives and successors in title during that period.