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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 207 - Inquiry: supplemental

606.Subsection (1) provides that individuals appointed by the regulator to conduct the inquiry will determine the procedure for the inquiry.

607.Subsection (2) provides that they may consider the affairs of a profit-making registered provider only so far as related to social housing.

608.Subsection (3) provides that they may consider the affairs of any body that, at the time with which the regulator is concerned, was a subsidiary or associate of a registered provider. The meanings of “subsidiary” and “associate” are defined in section 271.

609.Subsections (4) to (6) provide that the inquirers may make interim reports. They must make a final report on the matters to which they have been directed by the regulator. The regulator may arrange for the publication of all or part of either interim reports or the final report produced by the inquirers.

610.Subsection (7) also provides that local authorities may contribute to the costs of an inquiry held by the regulator under these sections.

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