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Has there been any guidance or case law to clarify the interpretation of the word ‘promote’ as set out in section 58 of the Housing Associations Act 1985?

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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 20/12/2017

The following Local Government Q&A produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Has there been any guidance or case law to clarify the interpretation of the word ‘promote’ as set out in section 58 of the Housing Associations Act 1985?
  • What section 58 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 provides
  • To whom section 58 applies
  • The meaning of ‘promote’ in section 58

What section 58 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 provides

Section 58 of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (HAA 1985) states:

‘(1) A local authority may promote the formation or extension of a housing association.

(2) A local authority may for the assistance of a housing association subscribe for share or loan capital of the association.

(3) A local authority may make a loan to an unregistered self-build society for the purpose of enabling it to meet the whole or part of the expenditure incurred, or to be incurred by it, in carrying out its objects.

(4) This section does not apply where the housing association is—

(a) a private registered provider of social housing, or

(b) a registered social landlord (for which corresponding provision is made by section 22 of the Housing Act 1996).’

To whom section

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