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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 245: "Associated property"

301.Sometimes only part of a property may be recoverable, or there may be several interests in a property, some of which are not recoverable. The non-recoverable part of or interest in the property is described as ‘associated property.’

302.Subsection (1) defines associated property. In paragraph (a) the associated property might be a tenancy in a recoverable freehold. In paragraph (b), where a lease in a freehold block of flats had been purchased with recoverable property, another lease in the same block bought with legitimate money would be associated property. In paragraphs (c) and (d) where two people buy a car together, one with recoverable cash and one with legitimate cash, the share of the person who bought with legitimate cash is the associated property. In paragraph (e), where a painting is recoverable property but it had been framed using legitimate money, the frame would be associated property.

303.Associated property may be held by a third party or by the respondent, for example where the respondent mixes recoverable property with his own legitimate property (see section 306).

304.Where the recoverable property consists of rights under a pension scheme, however, no property is to be treated as associated with that recoverable property. This has the effect that the non-recoverable interests in a pension fund, i.e. the interests of all those other than the respondent who have interests in the pension fund, cannot be made the subject of an interim receiving order or a recovery order.

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