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10th Feb Deadline To Respond to Landlord and Letting Agent Banning Order Consultation

The Government is currently undertaking a consultation on the offences that either a landlord or letting agent has committed that could result in the First Tier Tribunal issuing a banning order.

 

The consultation is wide ranging and covers offences ranging from housing, immigration and serious criminal offences.

 

The purpose of the consultation is to invite your views as to what offences should constitute as ‘banning order offences’ under section 14 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. Through this, local authorities will be better equipped to tackle rogue landlords and property agents – those who do fall short of the law could be entered into a national database when convicted of certain offences.

 

This consultation paper has been made open to the public until 10th February 2017. Anyone with an opinion can respond to the consultation online through the official survey link here -  

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