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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 119 - De-registration:  voluntary

269.Subsection (1) allows registered providers to ask the regulator to remove them from the register.

270.Subsection (2) gives the regulator the power to comply with a request under subsection (1) where one or more of the specified conditions applies as follows:

  • the registered provider no longer is, or does not intend to continue to be, a provider of social housing in England

  • the registered provider is subject to regulation by another authority whose control the regulator believes to be sufficient, or

  • in accordance with such other criteria as the regulator has published in respect of de-registration, in accordance with subsection (7).

271.Subsection (3) requires the regulator to consult relevant local authorities (as defined in the Housing Associations Act 1985) in whose area the registered provider carries out its activities as it considers appropriate, before deciding whether or not to comply with a request under subsection (1).

272.Subsection (4) provides that the regulator may not consent to a de-registration application from a non-profit registered provider if it considers it is sought with a view to enabling the body to distribute assets to its members.

273.Subsection (5) requires the regulator, when considering whether to grant a request to de-register by a registered provider (profit-making or non-profit), to have particular regard to any conditions the regulator has placed on disposals of land (for example relating to the use of disposal proceeds) and any conditions of grant.

274.Subsection (6) provides that the regulator must notify the registered provider, and any local authority consulted, of its decision.

275.Subsection (7) provides that the regulator must publish criteria on the additional grounds that a registered provider may de-register.

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