821. Phasing out of special regimes for housing association tenancies.

With regard to the social housing sector, the policy underlying Part I of the Housing Act 19881 is to replace the use of secure tenancies (with security of tenure and other rights for secure tenants) and housing association tenancies (where fair rents apply) by housing associations or registered providers of social housing with assured and assured shorthold tenancies. Accordingly, a tenancy2 which is entered into on or after 15 January 19893 cannot be a housing association tenancy4 unless:


    (1)     it is entered into in pursuance of a contract made before that date5; or


    (2)     it is granted to a