Savings and transitional provisions
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—(1)  Section 3(a) shall not apply to any obligation to sell any estate or interest in residential property arising from the death of any deceased person which occurred before the date of commencement of that section and section 3(4) of the principal Act in force immediately before that date shall continue to apply to such obligation as if section 3(a) had not been enacted.
(2)  Any approval granted by the Minister immediately before the respective dates of commencement of sections 13, 15 and 16 shall continue and be deemed to have been granted under the corresponding provisions of the principal Act as amended by this Act.
(3)  Sections 9, 10, 11, 14, 14A, 14C, 16, 17 and 27 of the principal Act in force immediately before the date of commencement of sections 14 and 22(a) and (c) shall continue to apply in respect of any approval granted by the Minister under section 26, 28 or 28A of the principal Act before that date as if this Act had not been enacted.
(4)  Any application for approval under any former provision of the principal Act before the date of commencement of the amendment or repeal, as the case may be, of the former provision and whose application was pending immediately before that date shall, where applicable, be deemed to be an application for approval under the corresponding provisions of the principal Act as amended by this Act.
(5)  For a period of 2 years after the date of commencement of this section, the Minister may, by regulations published in the Gazette, prescribe such provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of this Act, as he may consider necessary or expedient.