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The Insolvency of Registered Providers of Social Housing Regulations 2018

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16.  Paragraph 74 is to have effect as if—

(a)for sub-paragraph (2) there were substituted—

(2) If a registered society is in housing administration, a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (2A) may apply to the court claiming that the housing administrator is acting in a manner preventing the achievement of the objectives of the housing administration as quickly and efficiently as is reasonably practicable.

(2A) The persons who may apply to the court are—

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)with the consent of the Secretary of State, the Regulator of Social Housing;

(c)a creditor or member of the registered society.,

(b)sub-paragraph (6) were omitted, and

(c)at the end there were inserted—

(7) In the case of a claim made otherwise than by the Secretary of State or the Regulator of Social Housing, the court may grant a remedy or relief or make an order under this paragraph only if it has given the Secretary of State or the Regulator a reasonable opportunity of making representations about the claim and the proposed remedy, relief or order.

(8) The court may grant a remedy or relief or make an order on an application under this paragraph only if it is satisfied, in relation to the matters that are the subject of the application, that the housing administrator—

(a)is acting,

(b)has acted, or

(c)is proposing to act,

in a way that is inconsistent with the achievement of the objectives of the housing administration as quickly and as efficiently as is reasonably practicable.

(9) Before the making of an order of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (4)(d)—

(a)the court must notify the housing administrator of the proposed order and of a period during which the housing administrator is to have the opportunity of taking steps falling within sub-paragraphs (10) to (12), and

(b)the period notified must have expired without the taking of such of those steps as the court thinks should have been taken,

and that period must be a reasonable period.

(10) In the case of a claim under sub-paragraph (1)(a), the steps referred to in sub-paragraph (9) are—

(a)ceasing to act in a manner that unfairly harms the interests to which the claim relates,

(b)remedying any harm unfairly caused to those interests, and

(c)steps for ensuring that there is no repetition of conduct unfairly causing harm to those interests.

(11) In the case of a claim under sub-paragraph (1)(b), the steps referred to in sub-paragraph (9) are steps for ensuring that the interests to which the claim relates are not unfairly harmed.

(12) In the case of a claim under sub-paragraph (2), the steps referred to in sub-paragraph (9) are—

(a)ceasing to act in a manner preventing the achievement of the objectives of the housing administration as quickly and as efficiently as is reasonably practicable,

(b)remedying the consequences of the housing administrator having acted in such a manner, and

(c)steps for ensuring that there is no repetition of conduct preventing the achievement of the objectives of the housing administration as quickly and as efficiently as is reasonably practicable.

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