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(1)The appropriate national authority may make regulations about the provision, by landlords of dwellings to each tenant by whom service charges are payable, of information about service charges.
(2)The regulations must, subject to any exceptions provided for in the regulations, require the landlord to provide information about—
(a)the service charges of the tenant,
(b)any associated service charges, and
(c)relevant costs relating to service charges falling within paragraph (a) or (b).
(3)The regulations must, subject to any exceptions provided for in the regulations, require the landlord to provide the tenant with a report by a qualified person on information which the landlord is required to provide by virtue of this section.
(4)The regulations may make provision about—
(a)information to be provided by virtue of subsection (2),
(b)other information to be provided (whether in pursuance of a requirement or otherwise),
(c)reports of the kind mentioned in subsection (3),
(d)the period or periods in relation to which information or reports are to be provided,
(e)the times at or by which information or reports are to be provided,
(f)the form and manner in which information or reports are to be provided (including in particular whether information is to be contained in a statement of account),
(g)the descriptions of persons who are to be qualified persons for the purposes of subsection (3).
(5)Subsections (2) to (4) do not limit the scope of the power conferred by subsection (1).
(6)Regulations under this section may—
(a)make different provision for different cases or descriptions of case or for different purposes,
(b)contain such supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as the appropriate national authority considers appropriate.
(7)Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument which, subject to subsections (8) and (9)—
(a)in the case of regulations made by the Secretary of State, is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament, and
(b)in the case of regulations made by the Welsh Ministers, is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.
(8)The Secretary of State may not make a statutory instrument containing the first regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
(9)The Welsh Ministers may not make a statutory instrument containing the first regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under this section unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.
(10)In this section—
“the appropriate national authority”—
in relation to England, means the Secretary of State, and
in relation to Wales, means the Welsh Ministers,
“associated service charges”, in relation to a tenant by whom a contribution to relevant costs is payable as a service charge, means service charges of other tenants so far as relating to the same costs.]
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