822. Transfer of existing tenancies from public to private sector.

In addition to the removal of special regimes for housing association tenancies under Part I of the Housing Act 19881, where a local housing authority2 transfers housing to a housing association or registered provider of social housing on or after 15 January 19893, the authority's secure tenants will generally become assured tenants under the Housing Act 1988 (usually with a preserved right to buy under the Housing Act 19854), in relation to a tenancy5 which was entered into before, or pursuant to a contract made before, 15 January 1989 if:

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    (1)     at that date (or, if it is later,