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[F1235A.Contractual schemesU.K.

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(1)In this Part “contractual scheme” means—

(a)a co-ownership scheme; or

(b)a partnership scheme.

(2)In this Part “co-ownership scheme” means a collective investment scheme which satisfies the conditions in subsection (3).

(3)The conditions are—

(a)that the arrangements constituting the scheme are contractual;

(b)that they are set out in a deed that is entered into between the operator and a depositary and meets the requirements of subsection (4);

(c)that the scheme does not constitute a body corporate, a partnership or a limited partnership;

(d)that the property subject to the scheme is held by, or to the order of, a depositary; and

(e)that either—

(i)the property is beneficially owned by the participants as tenants in common (or, in Scotland, is the common property of the participants); or

(ii)where the arrangements constituting the scheme provide for such pooling as is mentioned in section 235(3)(a) in relation to separate parts of the property, each part is beneficially owned by the participants in that part as tenants in common (or, in Scotland, is the common property of the participants in that part).

(4)The deed—

(a)must contain a statement that the arrangements are intended to constitute a co-ownership scheme as defined in section 235A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

(b)must make provision for the issue and redemption of units;

(c)must—

(i)prohibit the transfer of units,

(ii)allow units to be transferred only if specified conditions are met, or

(iii)where the arrangements constituting the scheme provide for such pooling as is mentioned in section 235(3)(a) in relation to separate parts of the property, in relation to each separate part make provision falling within sub-paragraph (i) or (ii);

(d)must authorise the operator—

(i)to acquire, manage and dispose of property subject to the scheme; and

(ii)to enter into contracts which are binding on participants for the purposes of, or in connection with, the acquisition, management or disposal of property subject to the scheme; and

(e)must make provision requiring the operator and depositary to wind up the scheme in specified circumstances.

(5)In this Part “partnership scheme” means a collective investment scheme which satisfies the conditions in subsection (6).

(6)The conditions are—

(a)that the scheme is a limited partnership;

[F2(aa)that the limited partnership is not designated under section 8(2) of the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 as a private fund limited partnership;]

(b)that the limited partnership—

(i)at any time has only one general partner; and

(ii)on formation has only one limited partner, who is a person nominated by the general partner (“the nominated partner”);

(c)that the arrangements constituting the partnership are set out in a deed that is entered into between the general partner and the nominated partner;

(d)that the deed prohibits such pooling as is mentioned in section 235(3)(a) in relation to separate parts of the property; and

(e)that the deed provides that if an authorisation order is made in respect of the limited partnership under section 261D(1)—

(i)the property subject to the scheme is to be held by, or to the order of, a person appointed to be a depositary;

(ii)the limited partners, other than the nominated partner, are to be the participants in the scheme; and

(iii)the partnership is not dissolved on any person ceasing to be a limited partner provided that there remains at least one limited partner.

(7)In this section “general partner”, “limited partner” and “limited partnership” have the same meaning as in the Limited Partnerships Act 1907.

(8)In this Part “contractual scheme deed” means—

(a)in relation to a co-ownership scheme, the deed referred to in subsection (3)(b); and

(b)in relation to a partnership scheme, the deed referred to in subsection (6)(c).]

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