National Asset Management Agency Act 2009

101.

Enforcement of certain representations, etc.

101.— (1) If in relation to a bank asset that NAMA or a NAMA group entity has acquired—

( a) it is alleged that a representation was made to, a consent was given to, an undertaking was given to, or any other obligation was undertaken (by agreement or otherwise) in favour of, the debtor or another person by the participating institution from which the bank asset was acquired or by some person acting or claiming to act on its behalf,

( b) no such representation, consent, undertaking or obligation was disclosed to NAMA in writing, before the service on the participating institution of the relevant acquisition schedule,

( c) the records of the participating institution do not contain a note or memorandum in writing of the terms of any such representation, consent, undertaking or obligation or do not contain a record of any consideration paid in relation to any such representation, undertaking or obligation, and

( d) the representation, consent, undertaking or obligation, if made, given or undertaken, would affect the creditor’s rights in relation to the bank asset,

then that representation, consent, undertaking or obligation—

(i) is not enforceable, and cannot be relied on, by the debtor or any other person against NAMA or the NAMA group entity,

(ii) is enforceable, and can be relied on, by the debtor or any other person, if at all, only against a person other than NAMA or a NAMA group entity, and

(iii) is not enforceable, and cannot be relied on, by NAMA or the NAMA group entity against the debtor.

(2) A claim based on a representation, consent, undertaking or obligation referred to in subsection (1) gives rise only to a remedy in damages or other relief that does not in any way affect the bank asset, its acquisition, or the interest of NAMA or the NAMA group entity or (for the avoidance of doubt) any property the subject of any security that is part of such a bank asset.

(3) The Court shall not make an order under section 182 in relation to a claim to enforce a representation, undertaking or obligation referred to in subsection (1) .