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Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

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48Power to obtain information

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(1)The Regulator may, when making inquiries or otherwise for a purpose connected with its functions, require any person to provide it with any document or other information relating to—

(a)a social landlord, or

(b)a body which at the material time is or was connected to a registered social landlord or a local authority landlord.

(2)A requirement must specify—

(a)the document or other information which the person must provide, and

(b)where and by when the person must provide it.

(3)A requirement must not be made of a person other than the social landlord or connected body concerned unless—

(a)the social landlord or connected body has already failed to comply with a requirement to provide the document or other information, or

(b)the Regulator believes that the social landlord or connected body is unable to provide the document or other information.

(4)This section does not authorise the Regulator to require—

(a)the disclosure of anything which a person would be entitled to refuse to disclose on grounds of confidentiality in the Court of Session, or

(b)a banker to disclose anything in breach of a duty of confidentiality owed to anyone other than the social landlord or connected body concerned (or any other body connected to the social landlord).

(5)The Regulator may copy, or make extracts from, any document or other information it receives.

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