233 Supplies of gas, water, electricity, etc
233 Supplies of gas, water, electricity, etc

(1)     This section applies in the case of a company where—

[(a)     the company enters administration,] or

(b)     an administrative receiver is appointed, or

[(ba)     a moratorium under section 1A is in force, or]

(c)     a voluntary arrangement [approved under Part I], has taken effect, or

(d)     the company goes into liquidation, or

(e)     a provisional liquidator is appointed;

and “the office-holder” means the administrator, the administrative receiver, [the nominee,] the supervisor of the voluntary arrangement, the liquidator or the provisional liquidator, as the case may be.

(2)     If a request is made by or with the concurrence of the office-holder for the giving, after the effective date, of any of the supplies mentioned in the next subsection, the supplier—

(a)     may make it a condition of the giving of the supply that the office-holder personally guarantees the payment of any charges in respect of the supply, but

(b)     shall not make it a condition of the giving of the supply, or do anything which has the effect of making it a condition of the giving of the supply, that any outstanding charges in respect of a supply given to the company before the effective date are paid.

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