(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order designates certain parishes in the districts of Ryedale and Tendring as rural areas and provides for each of those districts to be a designated region for the purposes of section 157 of the Housing Act 1985 (“the Act”). Ryedale is designated in relation to dwelling-houses in the parishes listed in Part 1 of the Schedule to the Order and Tendring in relation to dwelling-houses in the parishes listed in Part 2 of the Schedule.
Where a dwelling-house in a designated rural area is sold under the right to buy, the vendor may—
(a) impose a covenant requiring its consent to any further disposal unless it is an exempted disposal under section 160 of the Act (that consent cannot be withheld if the disposal is to a person who has throughout the preceding 3 years had his home or place of work in the designated region in which the dwelling-house is situated); or
(b) reserve a right of pre-emption if the Secretary of State or, if the vendor is a housing association, the Housing Corporation consents.
The Secretary of State has given a general consent which is effective for allowing a vendor, other than a housing association, to reserve a right of pre-emption.
Similar covenants as to consent or rights of pre-emption may be imposed in relation to dwelling-houses in the areas designated by this Order that are sold voluntarily under section 32 of the Act.