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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 251 - Appointment of manager

737.This section gives the regulator the power either to appoint an individual as manager of the registered provider, or to require the registered provider to appoint an individual as manager as set out in subsection (2).

738.The regulator may do this if it is satisfied that a registered provider has failed to meet a standard set out in either section 193 or 194, or that its affairs have been mismanaged in relation to social housing.

739.Subsections (3) to (5) set out the nature of the requirement or the appointment that will be specified by the regulator.

740.Subsection (3) provides that the regulator may determine the matters in respect of which the manager is to be appointed.

741.Subsection (4) provides that the appointment of a manager, or the requirement to appoint a manager, will specify the terms and conditions of appointment, including the remuneration of the manager, and that these will be determined in accordance with the scope of the appointment of the manager, or the requirement to appoint a manager under subsection (3).

742.Subsection (5) gives the appointed manager any powers specified in the requirement or appointment, and any other powers in relation to the registered provider’s business that it requires for the purposes specified in the requirement or appointment. These specifically include the power to enter into agreements and take other action on behalf of the registered provider.

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