Housing Act, 1988

Repeal of section 13 of Act of 1979 and consequential provisions.

23.—(1) Section 13 of the Act of 1979 is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal of section 13 of the Act of 1979 effected by subsection (1), the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:

(a) where an application to purchase a house has been received from the tenant thereof by a housing authority on or before the 31st day of December, 1987, and the housing authority have vested or propose to vest the house in the said tenant on the terms applicable to the sale of the house at the date of receipt of such application, the provisions of the said section 13 shall continue in force in respect of that house;

(b) the Minister may by order designate an officer of the Minister to carry out all or such of his functions under the said section 13 as may be specified in the order in respect of a house referred to in paragraph (a);

(c) the Minister may by order amend or revoke an order made under this subsection (including this paragraph).

(3) Subsection (2) shall cease to have effect on such day as may be prescribed.