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Debt Relief Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

Article 208C: Duty of Official Receiver to consider and determine application

Once an application has been made the Official Receiver must decide whether to make, refuse or stay the application pending further enquiries. This Article describes the steps the Official Receiver should take when an application for a DRO has been made. It allows the Official Receiver to stay his consideration of the application until he receives answers to any queries he has raised with the debtor. It sets out the circumstances in which the Official Receiver must refuse the application (if he is not satisfied that the debtor meets the criteria for a DRO) and also that he may refuse the application if it does not satisfy the requirements imposed by Article 208B or if queries raised with the debtor have not been answered to the Official Receiver’s satisfaction. If the Official Receiver refuses the application he must give reasons to the debtor. If the Official Receiver does not refuse the application he must make the order.

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