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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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24Amendment of licence

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(1)A licensing authority may, in accordance with this section, amend any licence granted by it.

(2)A licence may be amended to—

(a)impose new conditions;

(b)remove or change existing conditions (other than the requirement to comply with any code of practice issued by the Welsh Ministers).

(3)But before deciding to amend a licence a licensing authority must—

(a)notify the licence holder of its intention to amend the licence and the reasons for this, and

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

(4)Subsection (3)(b) does not apply to an amendment if—

(a)the licence holder consents to it, or

(b)the licensing authority considers that there are exceptional circumstances which mean that it needs to be made without delay.

(5)After amending a licence the licensing authority must notify the licence holder of—

(a)the amendment and the reasons for it;

(b)except where the licence holder has consented to the amendment, information about the licence holder’s right of appeal (see section 27).

(6)An amendment to a licence takes effect on the day whichever of the following first occurs—

(a)where the licence holder has consented, when the licensing authority notifies the licence holder under subsection (5);

(b)where the licence holder does not appeal against the decision to amend the licence within the appeal period, the expiry of that period;

(c)where the licence holder appeals within the appeal period but later withdraws the appeal, the date of the withdrawal;

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

(e)where the licence holder 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.

(7)The “appeal period” for the purposes of subsection (6) is the period mentioned in section 27(3)(a) (licensing appeals).

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