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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Section 115 – Powers of entry

213.This applies where a local housing authority may be failing to maintain or repair premises in accordance with a quality of accommodation standard set under section 111 or guidance given under section 112. The Welsh Ministers may authorise a person, in writing, to enter such premises in order to carry out a survey and examination. A copy of the survey must be given to the local housing authority which may be required to pay costs related to the survey.

214.The authorised person must give at least 28 days’ notice to the local housing authority of his or her intention to enter the relevant premises; and, in turn, the authority must give at least 7 days’ notice to an occupier, of the date of the inspection. An occupier of the premises being inspected or an agent of the occupier has the right to see the written authorisation of the person conducting the inspection.

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