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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 259 – Suspension during inquiry

771.This section applies where an inquiry under section 206 is in progress in respect of a non-profit registered provider, and one of two Cases applies. Case 1 is that the regulator has reasonable grounds for believing that the affairs of a registered provider have been mismanaged and that the interests of tenants or its assets require protection. Case 2 is that as a result of an interim report from an inquiry, the regulator is satisfied that the provider’s affairs have been mismanaged.

772.The regulator may suspend an officer, employee or agent of the registered provider who it considers contributed to that failure or mismanagement. The suspension comes to an end 6 months after the final report is made, or the regulator can end it sooner. The regulator may only suspend an officer of a registered charity if it has received public assistance and must notify the Charity Commission.

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