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28 Meaning of “qualified accountant”. E+W

[F1(1)The reference to a “qualified accountant” in section 21(6) (certification of summary of information about relevant costs) is to a person who, in accordance with the following provisions, has the necessary qualification and is not disqualified from acting.

[F2(2)A person has the necessary qualification if he is eligible for appointment as a [F3statutory auditor under Part 42 of the Companies Act 2006] .]

F4(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)The following are disqualified from acting—

F5(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)an officer [F6, employee or partner] of the landlord or, where the landlord is a company, of an associated company;

(c)a person who is a partner or employee of any such officer or employee.

[F7(d)an agent of the landlord who is a managing agent for any premises to which any of the costs covered by the summary in question relate;

(e)an employee or partner of any such agent.]

(5)For the purposes of subsection (4)(b) a company is associated with a landlord company if it is (within the meaning of section 736 of the Companies Act 1985) the landlord’s holding company, a subsidiary of the landlord or another subsidiary of the landlord’s holding company.

[F8(5A)For the purposes of subsection (4)(d) a person is a managing agent for any premises to which any costs relate if he has been appointed to discharge any of the landlord’s obligations relating to the management by him of the premises and owed to the tenants who may be required under the terms of their leases to contribute to those costs by the payment of service charges.]

(6)Where the landlord is a local authority [F9National Park Authority][F10or a new town corporation]

(a)the persons who have the necessary qualification include members of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, and

(b)subsection (4)(b) (disqualification of officers and employees of landlord) does not apply.]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 28 omitted (1.12.2008 for certain purposes and otherwise prosp.) by virtue of Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c. 17), ss. 303, 325, {Sch, 12 para. 9} and repealed (prosp.) by Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c. 17), ss. 321, 325, Sch. 16; S.I. 2008/3068, art. 4(6) (with arts. 6-13)

F2S. 28(2) substituted (1.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/1997, Sch. para. 60(a) (with reg. 4)

F4S. 28(3) repealed (1.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/1997, Sch. para. 60(b) (with reg. 4)

F5S. 28(4)(a) repealed (1.10.1991) by S.I. 1991/1997, Sch. para. 60(c) (with reg. 4)

F10Words in s. 28(6) substituted (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 129, Sch. 15 para. 13 (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Ss. 18-30 modified (30.9.2003 for E. and 30.3.2004 for W.) by 2002 c. 15, ss. 102, 181(1), Sch. 7 para. 4; S.I. 2003/1986, art. 2(a); S.I. 2004/669, art. 2(a)

Ss. 18-30B extended (30.9.2003 and 28.2.2005 for E. for certain purposes and otherwise prosp. and 30.3.2004 and 31.5.2005 for W. for certain purposes and otherwise prosp.) by 2002 c. 15, ss. 172, 181(1); S.I. 2003/1986, art. 2(c)(ii) (subject to Sch. 2); S.I. 2004/669, art. 2(c)(ii) (subject to Sch. 2); S.I. 2004/3056, art. 3(h) (subject to art. 4 (as amended by S.I. 2005/193, art. 2)); S.I. 2005/1353, art. 2(h) (subject to art. 3)

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