Section 63: Regulation of registered social landlords
103.This section introduces schedule 7, which makes detailed provision about the regulation of registered social landlords. The schedule is largely a restatement and updating of the provisions of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (most of which is repealed by paragraph 11 of
schedule 10). Parts 1 and 2 of schedule 7include provisions which cover:
the control of payments by a registered social landlord to members, officers and employees of the landlord;
the constitution of registered social landlords, and changes to the rules of the registered social landlord;
powers to remove members of the governing body or to appoint new members to the governing body;
the amalgamation, dissolution, rearrangement or reconstruction of the registered social landlord; and,
powers to deal with circumstances where a registered social landlord is being wound up or dissolved.
105.Part 3 of schedule 7allows the Scottish Ministers to lay down requirements as to accounts and audit arrangements for a registered social landlord. Part 4gives powers to Ministers to undertake an inquiry into the affairs of a registered social landlord and to take action following an inquiry or audit. Those powers include the power to direct the transfer of part or all of the land of a registered social landlord where Ministers are satisfied that there has been misconduct or mismanagement or where the management of its land would otherwise be improved.