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Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

Paragraph 13 of Schedule 1

27.Paragraph 13 applies to RSLs which are registered companies whose registration as a social landlord has been recorded by the registrar of companies.

28.Section 899 of the Companies Act 2006 allows a company to apply for a court order to make a compromise or arrangement with its creditors or members. Section 900 of the same Act allows the company to apply for a court order for, among other things, the transfer of the whole of or any part of its undertaking, or its property or liabilities, for the purposes of reconstruction or amalgamation of the company. The company must send the office copy of the order to the registrar of companies.

29.An RSL which is a company can also pass a resolution under section 115 of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 to convert into a registered society and must forward a copy of the resolution to the registrar of companies.

30.A director, administrator or liquidator of the company can also make a voluntary arrangement with the company's creditors under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986. This arrangement must be approved by company members and creditors.

31.A company can pass a special resolution that it be wound up voluntarily under the Insolvency Act 1986 and, in accordance with section 30 of the Companies Act 2006, a copy of the resolution must be forwarded to the registrar of companies.

32.Amendments are made to paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to remove the requirements for an RSL, which is a company, to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers in order to take any of the steps listed in the four preceding paragraphs.

33.As a result of the amendment made by section 4, the position under paragraph 13 is as follows:

  • A company does not need to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers to apply for a court order under section 899 of the Companies Act 2006, but must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

  • A company does not need to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers to apply for a court order under section 900 of the Companies Act 2006, but must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

  • If a company passes a resolution under section 115 of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 for conversion into a registered society it does not need the consent of the Welsh Ministers but must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

  • The Welsh Ministers’ consent is no longer required for any voluntary arrangement under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in relation to a company but the RSL must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

  • The Welsh Ministers’ consent is not required before a company passes a special resolution that it be wound up voluntarily under the Insolvency Act 1986. The RSL must notify the Welsh Ministers and comply with any notification directions given by them.

For more information on notification directions see paragraph 13A of Schedule 1, inserted by section 5 of the Act.

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