Part 2Registered social landlords

Removal from register

27Compulsory de-registration

(1)The Regulator may remove a body from the register under this section only if it considers that the body—

(a)no longer meets (or has never met) the registration criteria,

(b)has ceased to carry out activities, or

(c)has ceased to exist.

(2)In determining whether to remove a body from the register, the Regulator may require the body to provide information demonstrating that it meets any of the registration criteria.

(3)Before removing a body from the register the Regulator must—

(a)take all reasonable steps to give the body at least 14 days’ notice, and

(b)have regard to any views expressed by the body in that period.

28Voluntary de-registration

(1)The Regulator must set de-registration criteria to be applied where a registered social landlord seeks to be removed from the register (and may set different criteria for different types of bodies or cases).

(2)A registered social landlord may ask the Regulator to remove it from the register on the ground that it meets the de-registration criteria.

(3)The Regulator, if satisfied that the landlord meets the de-registration criteria, must remove the landlord from the register.

(4)Before setting or revising de-registration criteria, the Regulator must consult—


(b)tenants of registered social landlords or their representatives,

(c)registered social landlords or their representatives, and

(d)secured creditors of registered social landlords or their representatives.

(5)The Regulator must make arrangements for bringing the de-registration criteria (and any revision) to the attention of those affected by them.