1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Local Government Changes (Rent Act Registration Areas) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1998.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 1998: see above.

2 Amendment of registration areas

2Amendment of registration areas

For the purposes of Part IV of the Rent Act 1977 (registration of rents under regulated tenancies) there shall be—

(a)    the Cambridgeshire registration area comprising the counties of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough;

(b)    the Cheshire registration area comprising the counties of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington;

(c)    the Devon registration area comprising the counties of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay;

(d)    the Essex registration area comprising the counties of Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock;

(e)    the Hereford and Worcester registration area comprising the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire;

(f)    the Kent registration area comprising the counties of Kent and the Medway Towns;

(g)    the Lancashire registration area comprising the counties of Blackburn, Blackpool and Lancashire;

(h)    the Nottinghamshire registration area comprising the counties of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire; and

(i)    the Shropshire registration area comprising the counties of Shropshire and The Wrekin.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 1998: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

13th January 1998

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies the registration areas for the counties named in article 2 for the purposes of Part IV of the Rent Act 1977 (registration of rent under regulated tenancies). Registration areas are the organisational units for the rent officer service and rent assessment committees and each English county is a registration area except if, as in this Order, a contrary provision is made. The Order is made in consequence of the reorganisation of local government in the areas mentioned in article 2.