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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 199 - Survey

565.Subsection (1) specifies that this section applies where the regulator suspects that a registered provider is failing to maintain the premises to be surveyed, in accordance with standards, as specified under sections 193 or 194 of this Part.

566.Subsection (2) gives the regulator the power to arrange for the survey of the condition of identified homes by a person authorised by it.

567.Subsection (3) defines “authorised person” for the purposes of subsection (2) as a member of the regulator’s staff or any other person who has been authorised in writing by the regulator for the purposes of carrying out a survey under this power.

568.Subsection (4) provides that the authorised person may enter the premises at any reasonable time to carry out the survey.

569.Subsection (5) specifies that the authorised person must give the registered provider a minimum of 28 days’ notice of the survey.

570.Subsection (6) requires that the registered provider who has received the notice required under subsection (5) must then give each occupier of the premises to be surveyed a minimum of 7 days’ notice of the survey.

571.Subsection (7) requires the authorised person to provide a written report of their survey.

572.Subsection (8) requires the regulator to provide the registered provider of the premises surveyed with a copy of the report produced under subsection (7).

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