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Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018

Voluntary winding up of companies

106.Section 104 of the 2010 Act makes provision where an RSL that is a registered company is being voluntarily wound up under the Insolvency Act 1986 and provides that the special resolution for the winding up is valid only if the Regulator consents and the RSL sends a copy of the consent (with the required copy resolution) to the registrar of companies. By virtue of section 100(3), the Regulator may consent only where the RSL consulted its tenants on the winding up.

107.Section 6(12) of the Act (by substituting for section 104 a new version of that section) removes the need for Regulator’s consent and, instead, places a direct duty on the RSL to consult its tenants before passing the special resolution relating to the winding up (section 104(2)). The special resolution is valid only if the RSL confirms it consulted its tenants and sends a copy of that confirmation to the registrar of companies along with the copy resolution. The RSL will also be required to notify the Regulator that the copy resolution has been sent to the registrar (see section 104(4)). Finally, subsections (5) and (6) of new section 104 require the Regulator to issue guidance on tenant consultation under that section and require the RSL to have regard to it.

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