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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 247 - Management tender

711.Subsection (1) specifies that the regulator may use this power where it is satisfied that a registered provider has failed to meet standards set under either section 193 or 194, or that its affairs in relation to social housing have been mismanaged, as defined in section 275.

712.If the regulator is satisfied that one of the conditions in subsection (1) is met, subsections (2) and (3) gives it the power to require the registered provider to put out to tender the management of its social housing, in whole or in part. The regulator will specify the process that the provider is to follow in putting the services out to tender and making an appointment as a result of that process.

713.The extent of the services to be tendered out may be restricted either by reference to the type of services concerned, or in relation to a specific part or parts of the social housing stock owned by the registered provider.

714.The regulator must specify certain matters when it exercises this power, as follows:

  • the constitution of the panel which has the responsibility for selection, which must include provision for ensuring tenants’ interests will be represented on that panel,

  • provision for ensuring that the procurement process follows best practice, and

  • the terms and conditions on which the manager is to be appointed, that will include the setting of the required standards, how those standards will be monitored and enforced, and resources.

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