BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART X - PERSONAL INSOLVENCY AGREEMENTS  

Division 3 - General provisions  

SECTION 220   FILLING OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF TRUSTEE AFTER EXECUTION OF PERSONAL INSOLVENCY AGREEMENT ETC.  

220(1)  


Where a vacancy occurs in the office of trustee of a personal insolvency agreement entered into under this Part, a meeting of creditors called for the purpose may, by resolution, appoint a registered trustee to the vacant office. The meeting may be called by any creditor or the debtor.

220(2)  


Where, at any time, a vacancy exists in an office of trustee of such a personal insolvency agreement, the Court may, on the application of the debtor, a creditor or an Official Receiver:


(a) appoint to the vacant office a registered trustee who is willing to accept the appointment; or


(b) appoint the Official Trustee or a registered trustee, being a registered trustee who is willing so to act, to act as trustee until the vacant office is filled by a meeting of creditors.

220(3)  
The appointment of a trustee to a vacant office of trustee by a meeting of creditors shall be deemed to have taken effect as from the date on which the vacancy in the office occurred, except where the Official Trustee or a registered trustee has been appointed to act as trustee under paragraph (2)(b), in which case the appointment takes effect on the date on which it is made.

220(4)  
The appointment of a registered trustee to a vacant office of trustee by the Court shall be deemed to have taken effect as from the date on which the vacancy in the office occurred.

220(5)  
Where, under this section, the Official Trustee or a registered trustee is appointed to an office of trustee or to act as trustee:


(a) all property to which the personal insolvency agreement relates that is vested in the former trustee, alone or jointly with another trustee, shall, subject to subsection (6), vest in the Official Trustee or that registered trustee, as the case may be, alone or jointly with any continuing trustee, as the case may be, without any conveyance, assignment or transfer, as from the date on which the appointment takes effect or is deemed to have taken effect; and


(b) the Official Trustee or that registered trustee, as the case may be, has the same rights, powers, duties and liabilities as if the Official Trustee or that registered trustee, as the case may be, had been an original trustee, but is not personally liable in respect of any act done, omission made or liability incurred by a prior trustee.

220(6)  


Where a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth requires the transmission of property to be registered, and enables a trustee so appointed to be registered as the owner of any such property to which the personal insolvency agreement relates, that property, notwithstanding that it vests in equity in the trustee by virtue of this section, does not vest in the trustee at law until the requirements of that law have been complied with.



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