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The Housing Administration (England and Wales) Rules 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.1.Citation and commencement

    2. 1.2.Application

    3. 1.3.Interpretation

    4. 1.4.Punishment of Offences

    5. 1.5.Review

  3. PART 2

    1. 2.1.Commencement of housing administration proceedings

    2. 2.2.Form of application

    3. 2.3.Contents of application and witness statement

    4. 2.4.Filing of application

    5. 2.5.Service of application

    6. 2.6.Notice to enforcement agents charged with distress or other legal process, etc.

    7. 2.7.Manner in which service to be effected

    8. 2.8.Proof of service

    9. 2.9.The hearing

    10. 2.10.The order

    11. 2.11.Notice of housing administration order

  4. PART 3

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 3.1.Notification and advertisement of housing administrator’s appointment

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 3.2.Notice requiring statement of affairs and delivery to the housing administrator

      2. 3.3.Content of statement of affairs

      3. 3.4.Statement of concurrence

      4. 3.5.Filing of statement of affairs

      5. 3.6.Release from requirement to provide statement of affairs and extension of time

      6. 3.7.Expenses of statement of affairs

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 3.8.Housing administrator’s proposals - additional content

      2. 3.9.Statement of pre-administration costs

      3. 3.10.Ancillary provisions about delivery of housing administrator’s proposals

      4. 3.11.Revision of housing administrator’s proposals

    4. CHAPTER 4

      1. 3.12.Reporting by the housing administrator

      2. 3.13.Progress reports

      3. 3.14.Contents of progress reports

      4. 3.15.Final progress report

      5. 3.16.Information about pre-administration costs

    5. CHAPTER 5

      1. 3.17.Application of Chapter 5 to meetings of the registered provider

      2. 3.18.Meetings of the registered provider

      3. 3.19.Nature of meetings

      4. 3.20.Remote attendance: notification requirements

      5. 3.21.Location of meetings

      6. 3.22.Chair of the meeting

      7. 3.23.Action where person excluded

      8. 3.24.Indication to excluded person

      9. 3.25.Complaint

    6. CHAPTER 6 Creditors’ decisions

      1. 3.26.Application of Chapter 6 to creditors’ decisions

      2. 3.27.Creditors’ decisions

      3. 3.28.Creditors’ decisions for the nomination of alternative liquidator

      4. 3.29.Decision making

    7. CHAPTER 7

      1. 3.30.Application of Chapter 7

      2. 3.31.Orders limiting disclosure of statement of affairs etc

      3. 3.32.Order for disclosure

      4. 3.33.Recission or amendment of order for limited disclosure

      5. 3.34.Publication etc. of statement of affairs and statement of proposals

    8. CHAPTER 8

      1. 3.35.Disposal of charged property

    9. CHAPTER 9

      1. 3.36.Expenses

      2. 3.37.Order of priority

    10. CHAPTER 10

      1. 3.38.Application to extend a housing administration and extension by consent

      2. 3.39.Notice of automatic end of administration

      3. 3.40.Application for an order ending housing administration

      4. 3.41.Notice of court order ending housing administration

      5. 3.42.Moving from housing administration to creditors’ voluntary winding up

      6. 3.43.Moving from housing administration to dissolution

  5. PART 4

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 4.1.Court rules and practice to apply

      2. 4.2.Performance of functions by the Court

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 4.3.Preliminary

      2. 4.4.Form and content of application

      3. 4.5.Filing of application

      4. 4.6.Fixing the venue

      5. 4.7.Service or delivery of application

      6. 4.8.Hearing in urgent case

      7. 4.9.Directions

      8. 4.10.Hearings and determination without notice

      9. 4.11.Adjournment of the hearing of an application

      10. 4.12.Application under section 176A(5) to disapply section 176A

      11. 4.13.Notice of an application under section 176A(5)

      12. 4.14.Notice of an order under section 176A(5)

      13. 4.15.Contents of application to the court under section 236 of the Act

      14. 4.16.Order for examination etc

      15. 4.17.Procedure for examination

      16. 4.18.Record of examination

      17. 4.19.Costs of proceedings under section 236 of the Act

      18. 4.20.Further information and disclosure

      19. 4.21.Witness statements and reports

      20. 4.22.Evidence provided by the housing administrator

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 4.23.General power of transfer

      2. 4.24.Proceedings commenced in the wrong court

      3. 4.25.Applications for transfer

      4. 4.26.Procedure following order for transfer

    4. CHAPTER 4

      1. 4.27.Court file

      2. 4.28.Office copies of documents

    5. CHAPTER 5

      1. 4.29.Application of Chapter and interpretation

      2. 4.30.Requirement to assess costs by the detailed procedure

      3. 4.31.Procedure where detailed assessment is required

      4. 4.32.Costs paid otherwise than out of the assets of the registered provider

      5. 4.33.Award of costs against the housing administrator

      6. 4.34.Applications for costs

      7. 4.35.Costs and expenses of witnesses

      8. 4.36.Final costs certificate

    6. CHAPTER 6

      1. 4.37.Enforcement of court orders

      2. 4.38.Orders enforcing compliance

      3. 4.39.Warrants under section 236

    7. CHAPTER 7

      1. 4.40.Application of Chapter

      2. 4.41.Appeals and reviews of housing administration orders

      3. 4.42.Procedure on appeal

    8. CHAPTER 8

      1. 4.43.Court orders

      2. 4.44.Formal defects

      3. 4.45.Shorthand writers

  6. PART 5

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 5.1.Interpretation

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 5.2.Provable debts

      2. 5.3.Proving a debt

      3. 5.4.Requirements for proof

      4. 5.5.Costs of proving

      5. 5.6.Allowing inspection of proofs

      6. 5.7.Admission and rejection of proofs for dividend

      7. 5.8.Appeal against decision on proof

      8. 5.9.Housing administrator not liable for costs under rule 5.8

      9. 5.10.Withdrawal or variation of proof

      10. 5.11.Exclusion of proof by the court

      11. 5.12.Debts of registered providers to rank equally

      12. 5.13.Division of unsold assets

      13. 5.14.Estimate of value of debt

      14. 5.15.Secured creditor: value of security

      15. 5.16.Secured creditor: surrender for non-disclosure

      16. 5.17.Secured creditor: redemption by housing administrator

      17. 5.18.Secured creditor: test of security’s value

      18. 5.19.Realisation or surrender of security by creditor

      19. 5.20.Discounts

      20. 5.21.Debts in foreign currency

      21. 5.22.Payments of a periodical nature

      22. 5.23.Interest

      23. 5.24.Mutual dealings and set-off

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 5.25.Application of Chapter to particular class of creditors and to distributions

      2. 5.26.Individual notices to creditors etc of intended dividend or distribution

      3. 5.27.Contents of notice of intention to declare a dividend or make a distribution

      4. 5.28.Further contents of notice to creditors owed small debts etc.

      5. 5.29.Gazette notice of intended first dividend or distribution

      6. 5.30.Admission or rejection of proofs following last date for proving

      7. 5.31.Postponement or cancellation of dividend

      8. 5.32.Declaration of dividend

      9. 5.33.Notice of declaration of a dividend

      10. 5.34.Notice of no dividend, or no further dividend

      11. 5.35.Sole or final dividend

      12. 5.36.Provisions as to dividends

      13. 5.37.Supplementary provisions as to dividends

      14. 5.38.Secured creditors

      15. 5.39.Disqualification from dividend

      16. 5.40.Assignment of right to dividend

      17. 5.41.Debt payable at future time

      18. 5.42.Non payment of dividend

      19. 5.43.Reporting distribution of property to creditors under rule 5.13

  7. PART 6

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 6.1.Grounds for resignation

      2. 6.2.Notice of intention to resign

      3. 6.3.Notice of resignation

      4. 6.4.Application to court to remove housing administrator from office

      5. 6.5.Notice of vacation of office when housing administrator ceases to be qualified to act

      6. 6.6.Deceased housing administrator

      7. 6.7.Application to replace

      8. 6.8.Appointment of a replacement or additional housing administrator

      9. 6.9.Housing administrator’s duties on vacating office

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 6.10.Basis of remuneration

      2. 6.11.Pre-administration costs

      3. 6.12.Remuneration of former housing administrator

      4. 6.13.Remuneration of new housing administrator

  8. PART 7

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 7.1.Calculation of time periods

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 7.2.Notices or statements in writing

      2. 7.3.Authentication

      3. 7.4.Information required to identify persons and proceedings etc.

      4. 7.5.Prescribed format of documents

      5. 7.6.Variations from prescribed contents

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 7.7.Standard contents for documents delivered to the relevant registry

      2. 7.8.Relevant registry: cover sheets

      3. 7.9.Standard contents of all documents to be delivered to the relevant registry

      4. 7.10.Standard contents of documents relating to the office of housing administrator

      5. 7.11.Standard contents of documents relating to other documents

      6. 7.12.Standard contents of documents relating to court orders

    4. CHAPTER 4 etc.

      1. 7.13.Standard contents of notices to be delivered to persons other than the relevant registry

      2. 7.14.Standard contents of all notices

      3. 7.15.Standard contents of notice relating to the office of housing administrator

      4. 7.16.Standard contents of notices relating to documents

      5. 7.17.Standard contents of notices relating to court proceedings or orders

      6. 7.18.Standard contents of returns or reports of decisions

      7. 7.19.Standard contents of notices of the results of decisions

      8. 7.20.Standard contents of documents relating to other events

    5. CHAPTER 5

      1. 7.21.Application of Chapter

      2. 7.22.Delivery of documents to authorised recipients

      3. 7.23.Delivery of documents to joint housing administrators

      4. 7.24.Postal delivery of documents

      5. 7.25.Delivery by document exchange

      6. 7.26.Personal delivery of documents

      7. 7.27.Electronic delivery of documents

      8. 7.28.Electronic delivery of notices to enforcement officers

      9. 7.29.Electronic delivery of documents to the court

      10. 7.30.Electronic delivery by housing administrators

      11. 7.31.Proof of delivery of documents

      12. 7.32.Delivery of proofs and details of claims

    6. CHAPTER 6

      1. 7.33.Right to copy documents

      2. 7.34.Charges for copies of documents provided by the housing administrator

      3. 7.35.Offence in relation to inspection of documents

      4. 7.36.Right to list of creditors

      5. 7.37.Confidentiality of documents – grounds for refusing inspection

      6. 7.38.Proposed housing administrator’s statement and consent to act

    7. CHAPTER 7

      1. 7.39.Use of website by housing administrator to deliver a particular document

      2. 7.40.General use of website to deliver documents

      3. 7.41.Retention period for documents made available on websites

    8. CHAPTER 8

      1. 7.42.Contents of notices to be gazetted under the Act or Rules

      2. 7.43.Standard contents of all notices

      3. 7.44.Gazette – as evidence, variations and errors

    9. CHAPTER 9

      1. 7.45.Standard contents of notices advertised otherwise than in the Gazette

      2. 7.46.Non-Gazette notices relating to a registered provider

      3. 7.47.Non-Gazette notices – other provisions

    10. CHAPTER 10

      1. 7.48.Delivery to the creditors and opting out

      2. 7.49.Creditor’s election to opt out

      3. 7.50.Housing administrator to provide information to creditors on opting-out

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Punishment of offences under these Rules

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Service of documents

      1. 2.(1) This Schedule sets out the requirements for service where...

      2. 3.Service of application for housing administration

      3. 4.Service on joint housing administrators

      4. 5.Certificate of service

  10. Explanatory Note

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