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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 152 - Proposals

410.Subsection (1) gives the regulator the power to make proposals about the future ownership and management of the registered provider’s property during a moratorium with the objective of ensuring that the property will be properly managed by a registered provider. This broadly replicates the effect of section 44(1) of the 1996 Act.

411.Subsection (2) specifies that, when making proposals, the regulator must:

  • have regard to the interests of all of the registered providers’ creditors (broadly replicates the effect of section 44(2)(b) of the 1996 Act),

  • as far as reasonably possible, avoid making the position of unsecured creditors worse (broadly replicates the effect of section 44(5) of the 1996 Act).

412.Subsection (3) allows the proposals to include the appointment of a manager as described in section 155 to implement some or all of the regulator’s proposals.

413.Subsection (4) specifies things that the regulator’s proposals must not include. This broadly replicates the effect of section 44(4) of the 1996 Act. The things that may not be included in proposals are:

  • a preferential debt being paid other than in priority to a non-preferential debt,

  • any preferential creditor being paid a lesser proportion of their preferential debt than any other preferential creditor.

414.Subsection (5) provides that where the registered provider is a charity, the regulator’s proposals may not require the charity to act outside the terms of its trusts, and that the proposals may provide for the disposal of the registered provider’s accommodation only to another charity whose objects are similar to those of the registered provider. This subsection broadly replicates the effect of section 44(6) of the 1996 Act.

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