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Restrictions on exercise of certain powers of registered housing associationsF4N.I.

29.—(1) The provisions of this Article apply in relation to a registered housing association, the registration of which by the Department has been recorded by the registrar under Article 18(2), and references in the following provisions of this Article to a registered housing association shall be construed accordingly.

(2) The registrar shall not register a special resolution, as defined in section 59(2) of the Act of 1969, which is passed by a registered housing association for the purposes of section 59 or 60 of that Act (amalgamation of societies and transfer of engagements between societies) unless, together with the copy of the special resolution sent to him as mentioned in section 59(4) of that Act, there is sent a copy of the Department's consent to the amalgamation or transfer concerned.

(3) Section 61 of the Act of 1969 (power of registered society to convert itself into, or to transfer its engagements to, a company registered under [F1the Companies Act 2006]) shall not apply to a registered housing association.

[F2(4) If, in pursuance of section 64(1)(a) of the 1969 Act, a registered housing association resolves by special resolution that it be wound up voluntarily under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, the resolution has no effect unless—

(a)before the resolution was passed the Department gave its consent to its passing, and

(b)a copy of the consent is forwarded to the registrar together with a copy of the resolution required to be so forwarded in accordance with section 64(3) of the 1969 Act.]

(5) If, in pursuance of [F3section 64(1)(b)] of the Act of 1969, a registered housing association is to be dissolved by an instrument of dissolution, the registrar shall neither register that instrument, as required by section 67(5) of that Act, nor cause notice of the dissolution to be advertised as mentioned in section 67(6) unless, together with the instrument of dissolution required to be sent to him under section 67(4), there is sent a copy of the Department's consent to the making of that instrument.

(6) Section 9 of the Act of 1969 shall have effect in relation to a registered housing association as if—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “shall not be valid” there were inserted the words “without the consent of the Department of the Environment nor” and after paragraph (b) there were inserted the words “and there shall also be sent with the copies of the amendment a copy of the consent of the Department of the Environment under this subsection”; and

(b)in subsection (2) at the end of the words preceding the paragraphs there were inserted the words “notice of any such change shall be sent to the Department of the Environment and”.

F4functions transf. by SR 1999/481

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