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Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002

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Part 2Membership

Pre-commonhold period

5During the period beginning with incorporation of a commonhold association and ending when land specified in its memorandum becomes commonhold land, the subscribers (or subscriber) to the memorandum shall be the sole members (or member) of the association.

Transitional period

6(1)This paragraph applies to a commonhold association during a transitional period.

(2)The subscribers (or subscriber) to the memorandum shall continue to be members (or the member) of the association.

(3)A person who for the time being is the developer in respect of all or part of the commonhold is entitled to be entered in the register of members of the association.

Unit-holders

7A person is entitled to be entered in the register of members of a commonhold association if he becomes the unit-holder of a commonhold unit in relation to which the association exercises functions—

(a)on the unit becoming commonhold land by registration with unit-holders under section 9, or

(b)on the transfer of the unit.

Joint unit-holders

8(1)This paragraph applies where two or more persons become joint unit-holders of a commonhold unit—

(a)on the unit becoming commonhold land by registration with unit-holders under section 9, or

(b)on the transfer of the unit.

(2)If the joint unit-holders nominate one of themselves for the purpose of this sub-paragraph, he is entitled to be entered in the register of members of the commonhold association which exercises functions in relation to the unit.

(3)A nomination under sub-paragraph (2) must—

(a)be made in writing to the commonhold association, and

(b)be received by the association before the end of the prescribed period.

(4)If no nomination is received by the association before the end of the prescribed period the person whose name appears first in the proprietorship register is on the expiry of that period entitled to be entered in the register of members of the association.

(5)On the application of a joint unit-holder the court may order that a joint unit-holder is entitled to be entered in the register of members of a commonhold association in place of a person who is or would be entitled to be registered by virtue of sub-paragraph (4).

(6)If joint unit-holders nominate one of themselves for the purpose of this sub-paragraph, the nominated person is entitled to be entered in the register of members of the commonhold association in place of the person entered by virtue of—

(a)sub-paragraph (2),

(b)sub-paragraph (5), or

(c)this sub-paragraph.

Self-membership

9A commonhold association may not be a member of itself.

No other members

10A person may not become a member of a commonhold association otherwise than by virtue of a provision of this Schedule.

Effect of registration

11A person who is entitled to be entered in the register of members of a commonhold association becomes a member when the company registers him in pursuance of its duty under section 352 of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) (duty to maintain register of members).

Termination of membership

12Where a member of a commonhold association ceases to be a unit-holder or joint unit-holder of a commonhold unit in relation to which the association exercises functions—

(a)he shall cease to be a member of the commonhold association, but

(b)paragraph (a) does not affect any right or liability already acquired or incurred in respect of a matter relating to a time when he was a unit-holder or joint unit-holder.

13A member of a commonhold association may resign by notice in writing to the association if (and only if) he is a member by virtue of paragraph 5 or 6 of this Schedule (and not also by virtue of any other paragraph).

Register of members

14(1)Regulations may make provision about the performance by a commonhold association of its duty under section 352 of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) (duty to maintain register of members) where a person—

(a)becomes entitled to be entered in the register by virtue of paragraphs 5 to 8, or

(b)ceases to be a member by virtue of paragraph 12 or on resignation.

(2)The regulations may in particular require entries in the register to be made within a specified period.

(3)A period specified under sub-paragraph (2) may be expressed to begin from—

(a)the date of a notification under section 15(3),

(b)the date on which the directors of the commonhold association first become aware of a specified matter, or

(c)some other time.

(4)A requirement by virtue of this paragraph shall be treated as a requirement of section 352 for the purposes of section 352(5) (fines).

Companies Act 1985

15(1)Section 22(1) of the Companies Act 1985 (initial members) shall apply to a commonhold association subject to this Schedule.

(2)Sections 22(2) and 23 of that Act (members: new members and holding company) shall not apply to a commonhold association.

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