§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities in Hampshire and Dorset have applied for houses to be exempted, as old peoples' dwellings, from the sale of council house procedures of the Housing Act; and how many houses in each local authority are involved.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Following are the figures:
Bournemouth 4 West Dorset 10 Wimborne 2 East Hampshire 2 Eastleigh 7 New Forest 14 Portsmouth 8 Rushmoor 1 Winchester 1
§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what procedures exist under the provisions of the Housing Act 1980 and other legislation for either district councils or tenants of local authority houses to appeal against the valuation of their house which they intend purchasing; and if he will make a statement.206W
§ Mr. Stanley
When a tenant exercises the right to buy under the Housing Act 1980 it is the duty of the landlord under section 10 to serve a notice on the tenant stating the price at which the landlord considers the tenant is entitled to buy. A tenant who wishes to challenge that price may have his home valued by the district valuer under section 11 by serving a notice in writing on his landlord. The district valuer in making his valuation under section 11 is obliged to consider any representations made to him by the landlord or tenant within four weeks from the service of the tenant's notice.