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Part V of the Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) contains provisions relating to the right to buy. This provides that a secure tenant of a dwelling-house in England has the right in specified circumstances to acquire the interest of the landlord (whether freehold or leasehold) in the property that they occupy. There is a statutory formula for determining the value of the dwelling-house and a discount applied to the purchase price.
HA 1985, s 155 makes provision for repayment of the discount provided when the right to buy is exercised in cases of early disposal. This repayment is secured by a mandatory covenant binding on the secure tenant and their successors to pay such sum as the landlord may demand on the occasion of a first relevant disposal, other than an exempted disposal, w
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