Decision details

Introduction of Civil Penalties to tackle Unsatisfactory Housing Conditions within the Private Rented Housing Sector

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


to advise members of the introduction of Fixed Penalty Notices for houses in multiple occupation




(1)  The new enforcement powers contained within the Housing Act 2004, as amended by the Housing & Planning Act 2016, be adopted;


(2)  Note that the new enforcement powers will enable the council to serve notices imposing civil penalties of up to a maximum of £30,000 in respect of a range of housing offences, and


(3)  Delegated authority be provided to the Head of Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning and the Council Solicitor to develop and implement a detailed Policy & Procedure in respect of the imposition of Civil  Penalties


Report author: Helen Chard

Publication date: 09/05/2018

Date of decision: 09/05/2018

Decided at meeting: 09/05/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/05/2018

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