The Combined Fire Authorities (Secure Tenancies) (Wales) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-09-05

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Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2214

The Combined Fire Authorities (Secure Tenancies) (Wales) Regulations 1998

5th September 1998

Laid before Parliament
15th September 1998

Coming into force
8th October 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 54 and 63 of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994(1), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Combined Fire Authorities (Secure Tenancies) (Wales) Regulations 1998, and shall come into force on 8th October 1998.


2.  In these Regulations “the 1947 Act” means the Fire Services Act 1947(2), and “combination scheme” means a combination scheme under that Act.

Secure tenancies

3.—(1) This regulation applies in relation to a combined fire authority which has been constituted by a combination scheme which comprises only new principal areas and which, in accordance with section 23 of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, was made before 1st April 1996.

(2) A combined fire authority in relation to which this regulation applies, shall, for the purposes of the application of section 80 of the Housing Act 1985(3) (the landlord conditions), be treated as if it were a local authority.

George Howarth
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Home Office
6th September 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations provide for the provisions in Part IV (Secure Tenancies) and Part V (Right to Buy) of the Housing Act 1985 to apply to qualifying tenancies where the landlord is a combined fire authority created before 1st April 1996 by virtue of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.

1994 c. 19.

1947 c. 41.

1985 c. 68.