It is official, orders signed and everything. As of today, 20 May 2009, Schedule 11 of the Housing & Regeneration Act is in force, save for paragraphs 3(3), 8(3) and 14(3), which we are arguing about below. Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2009. SI 2009/1261
Also in force today – The Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009. SI 2009/1262
So, replacement tenancies all round, then.
[edit – now confirmed on the DCLG site.]
[Edit: The SIs are not available yet on Gov. sites. Robert Latham has kindly passed on printer’s copies of the SIs but these are, of course, not official. Download the SIs:
SI 2009/1261 HRA commencement
SI 2009/1262 Successor landlords order