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Civil penalties policy

Housing and Planning Act 2016 – Civil penalties

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced changes to the Housing Act 2004 to allow the Council to issue civil penalties of up to £30,000.  

We will be able to impose such penalties as an alternative to prosecution for the following offences under the Housing Act 2004 and Housing and Planning Act 2016:

The council will determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether to instigate prosecution proceedings or to serve a Civil Penalty in respect of any offences listed.