Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Act 2019

Saving for privileged information, etc.

52. (1) Nothing in this Part shall be taken to compel a person to produce to an inspector records, or to provide any information, that the person would be entitled to refuse to produce or provide on the grounds of legal professional privilege or authorise the taking of possession of any such records.

(2) A person, the subject of a requirement under section 48 (1) or (2), as the case may be, shall be entitled to the same immunities and privileges in respect of compliance with such requirement as if the person were a witness before the High Court.

(3) Any statement or admission made by a person pursuant to a requirement under this Part is not admissible against that person in criminal proceedings other than criminal proceedings for an offence under section 51 , and this shall be explained to the person in ordinary language by the inspector concerned.