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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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17Revocation of registration

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(1)A licensing authority may revoke the registration of any landlord who—

(a)provides false or misleading information in an application under section 15 or in notifying a change under section 16;

(b)contravenes section 16;

(c)fails to pay any further fee charged under section 15.

(2)Before revoking a landlord’s registration a licensing authority must—

(a)notify the landlord of its intention to revoke the registration and the reasons for this, and

(b)consider any representations made by the landlord before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the date the landlord was notified.

(3)After revoking a landlord’s registration a licensing authority must notify the landlord—

(a)of the revocation and the reasons for doing so;

(b)of the landlord’s right of appeal.

(4)A person whose registration is revoked may appeal against the decision to a residential property tribunal.

(5)An appeal—

(a)must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the person was notified of the decision (the “appeal period”);

(b)may be determined having regard to matters of which the licensing authority was unaware.

(6)The tribunal may allow an appeal to be made to it after the end of the appeal period if it is satisfied that there is a good reason for the failure to appeal before the end of that period (and for any delay in applying for permission to appeal out of time).

(7)The tribunal may confirm the decision of the licensing authority or direct the authority to register the landlord.

(8)Revocation of a landlord’s registration takes effect on the day whichever of the following first occurs—

(a)where the landlord does not appeal against the decision to revoke the registration within the appeal period, the expiry of that period;

(b)where the landlord appeals within the appeal period but later withdraws the appeal, the date of the withdrawal;

(c)where the landlord appeals within the appeal period and the residential property tribunal confirms the decision of the licensing authority, subject to paragraph (d), the date of the tribunal’s decision;

(d)where the landlord makes a further appeal, the date on which all means of appealing against the decision have been exhausted and the licensing authority’s decision is upheld.

(9)Where a landlord’s registration is revoked, the licensing authority must—

(a)notify any person recorded on the register as having been appointed by the landlord to carry out lettings work or property management work on behalf of the landlord, and

(b)notify the tenants or occupiers of rental properties registered under the landlord’s name.

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