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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 198 – Supplemental

560.Subsection (1) specifies that failure to meet standards set under sections 193 or 194 will be grounds for exercising the powers of the regulator to intervene and enforce compliance as set out in Chapter 7.

561.Subsection (2) of this section specifies that the regulator, having set standards, must make arrangements to bring them to the attention of those registered providers to whom the standards apply.

562.Subsection (3) of this section gives the regulator the power to revise or withdraw standards that have been previously set under powers in sections 193 and 194. If this power is exercised by the regulator, the same requirements for consultation that are set out in section 196 will apply as when standards are originally set.

563.Subsection (4) makes clear that standards may be expressed by reference to documents prepared by others. This recognises that other bodies, or stakeholders acting as a group, may propose and consult on documents, which the regulator may then approve and issue.

564.Subsection (5) of this section provides that standards set by the regulator under sections 193 and 194 may apply generally or may be limited in their application, and that the standards may be different for different cases, circumstances or areas.

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