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Shortfall in statutory trust account

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Rule 7: Shortfall in statutory trust account


In cases where a shortfall is revealed between the statutory trust monies held and the beneficial entitlements shown in a reconciled list or best list, the SRA may rectify the position, in whole or in part, by the use of other monies taken into its possession following the intervention to which that account relates.


Where a shortfall still exists on a statutory trust account after the application of the additional funds set out in rule 7.1, the SRA will decide on the method for distribution of the deficient account.