Exceptions to the Right to Buy - adapted properties
28/02/2011 12:03 pm
Can anybody help settle a minor argument I'm having over paragraph 7, schedule 5 of the housing act?
The paragraph in question is at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/68/schedule/5 and it says "The right to buy does not arise if the dwelling-house has features which are substantially different from those of ordinary dwelling-houses and are designed to make it suitable for occupation by physically disabled persons, and—
(a)it is one of a group of dwelling-houses which it is the practice of the landlord to let for occupation by physically disabled persons, and
(b)a social service or special facilities are provided in close proximity to the group of dwelling-houses wholly or partly for the purpose of assisting those persons."
Can you define a 'group' of dwelling-houses referred to in in (a) to be all of a landlord's adapted stock, or do the properties have to be in a physical group like a block or complex etc?
I've been looking about but can't turn up any caselaw. If anybody could point me to some I'd be most grateful.