Section 30 - Appointment of interim manager
77.Section 30 allows a local authority to appoint an interim manager of the regulated site if the conditions specified in subsection (2) are met. These are that the local authority considers that the site licence holder is failing or has failed, either seriously or repeatedly, to comply with a condition of the site licence; that the site is not being managed by a fit and proper person; or there is no one managing the site.
78.Under subsection (3) a qualifying residents’ association (see section 61) may request the local authority to consider exercising its powers to appoint an interim manager. This might happen, for example, in circumstances when the residents’ association do not consider the site manager is a fit and proper person.
79.Under subsection (5) if a person is aggrieved by a decision to appoint an interim manager there is a right of appeal against the decision to a Residential Property Tribunal within 28 days.
80.The appointment of the interim manager is not an indefinite appointment, and as set out in section 30(6) will end on a specified date, upon the expiration of a site licence or on its revocation. Subsection (7) allows a new interim manager to be appointed should someone leave the post before the specified date.