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Debt Relief Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Article 208L: Power of Official Receiver to revoke or amend a debt relief order

This Article sets out the circumstances in which the Official Receiver may revoke the order and gives him a power to amend the order during the moratorium period to correct errors and omissions. Revocation may take place when information provided by the debtor to the Official Receiver turns out to be incomplete or misleading, or where the debtor fails to comply with his duties to provide information or attend on the Official Receiver. The order may also be revoked if the Official Receiver ought not have made the order because he ought not to have been satisfied the criteria were met and also if the debtor’s income and property levels change (for example following a windfall) after the order has been made and the debtor would no longer meet the criteria for obtaining an order.

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