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Housing and Planning Act 2016

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110Indemnities where housing administration order is made
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(1)If a housing administration order has been made in relation to a registered provider, the Secretary of State may agree to indemnify persons in respect of one or both of the following—

(a)liabilities incurred in connection with the carrying out of functions by the housing administrator, and

(b)loss or damage sustained in that connection.

(2)The agreement may be made in whatever manner, and on whatever terms, the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3)As soon as practicable after agreeing to indemnify persons under this section, the Secretary of State must lay a statement of the agreement before Parliament.

(4)For repayment of sums paid by the Secretary of State in consequence of an indemnity agreed to under this section, see section 111.

(5)The power of the Secretary of State to agree to indemnify persons—

(a)is confined to a power to agree to indemnify persons in respect of liabilities, loss and damage incurred or sustained by them as relevant persons, but

(b)includes power to agree to indemnify persons (whether or not they are identified or identifiable at the time of the agreement) who subsequently become relevant persons.

(6)The following are relevant persons for the purposes of this section—

(a)the housing administrator,

(b)an employee of the housing administrator,

(c)a partner or employee of a firm of which the housing administrator is a partner,

(d)a partner or employee of a firm of which the housing administrator is an employee,

(e)a partner of a firm of which the housing administrator was an employee or partner at a time when the order was in force,

(f)a body corporate which is the employer of the housing administrator,

(g)an officer, employee or member of such a body corporate, and

(h)a Scottish firm which is the employer of the housing administrator or of which the housing administrator is a partner.

(7)For the purposes of subsection (6)

(a)references to the housing administrator are to be read, where two or more persons are appointed as the housing administrator, as references to any one or more of them, and

(b)references to a firm of which a person was a partner or employee at a particular time include a firm which holds itself out to be the successor of a firm of which the person was a partner or employee at that time.

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