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Construction Lawbite – Connaught in administration

The social housing sector has been left in a difficult situation now that Connaught, one of the main maintenance contractors serving the sector, have called in the administrators.

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We also have a dedicated social housing team specialising in construction, insolvency, procurement, employment and housing management who you can provide you with further advice on:

  • Administration and what this means;
  • Your rights under agreements you have with Connaught;
    • are you entitled to suspend / terminate and what is the procedure to do so;
    • are the administrators entitled to continue carrying out Connaught’s obligations under the agreements;
    • do you have to continue to pay Connaught;
    • are you entitled to continue to use their IT systems to report / record repairs; and
    • what is the insurance position.
  • The next steps to take and your options on whether you can appoint a replacement, including:
    • insolvency implications;
    • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) implications; and
    • what you are required to do under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
  • Other potential consequences, including the ramifications of breaching your tenancy agreements (which may require repairs to be carried out within specific timescales).