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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 269 – Appointment of new officers

782.This section gives the regulator the power to appoint a person as an officer of a non-profit registered provider. Subsection (1) specifies that the regulator may do this where:

a.

it is to replace an officer removed under section 266;

b.

the registered provider has no officers; or

c.

the regulator thinks that the additional officer is necessary for the proper management of the registered provider’s affairs.

783.Subsection (2) specifies that the regulator may appoint more than a minority of the officers of a registered provider only if the provider has fewer officers than required by its constitution.

784.Subsection (3) says that the regulator’s power in subsection (1) overrides any restrictions in the registered provider’s constitution on the eligibility requirements for officers, or the number of officers that the registered provider may have.

785.Subsection (4) requires that an order made by the regulator under subsection (1) must specify the period for which, and the terms on which, the person is appointed as an officer. It also provides that the regulator may renew the appointment when the period specified in the order under subsection (1) expires, and that the new officer appointed by the regulator may resign or retire as allowed in the registered provider’s constitution.

786.Subsection (5) provides that an officer appointed by the regulator under subsection (1) has the same standing, in terms of rights, powers and responsibilities, as if he or she had been appointed as an officer under the constitution of the provider.

787.Subsection (6) provides that the regulator may only make an appointment in relation to a registered charity if one of the conditions in section 274 is fulfilled (which are the conditions that the registered charity has received either homes or financial assistance that are relevant to the functions of the regulator under the specified statutory provisions), and the regulator has consulted the Charity Commission before making the order under subsection (1).

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