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: For Determination
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.