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Housing Civil Penalties

The power to impose a civil penalty as an alternative to prosecution for the relevant housing act offences was introduced by section 126 and Schedule 9 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 on 6 April 2017.

The use of civil penalties as an alternative to prosecution when deciding to use sanctions against a person who has committed a relevant offence. Civil penalties can still be used for dealing with serious offences, as well as providing a more suitable option for more lighter touch sanctioning. Lighter touch sanctioning will need fewer resources from the Housing Renewal and Legal section.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant impact on communities or those working in two or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/08/2021

Decision due: 14 Oct 2021 by Cabinet
Reason: More time needed to complete the documents

Considered on: 12 Oct 2021 by Corporate Scrutiny Committee

Lead director: Strategic Manager - Regulatory Services and Community Safety

Contact: Alan Barnes.


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