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30 March 2020

NIHE House Sales Scheme Temporary Suspension from 25/3/2020

Due to the latest government guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the Housing Executive has made the decision to suspend all non-critical business including house sales to sitting tenants carried out in-house by its Land and Property staff under the Statutory House Sales Scheme (Right to Buy).

This will be for an initial period of eight (8) weeks from 25 March 2020 and may be subject to further review depending on the circumstances then prevailing.

I would be very grateful if the Law Society could notify all Solicitors that the Housing Executive will not be in a position to complete any pending house sales contracts and/or applications not completed before the date of suspension above. I confirm that as soon as it is possible to resume normal working arrangements, the Housing Executive will continue to complete any pending house sale application and/or contract to purchase as soon as practicable thereafter.

For further updates please visit the NIHE web-site

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your co-operation at this time.

Elma Newberry

Assistant Director

Land & Regeneration Services



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