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Housing (Wales) Measure 2011

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50Welsh Ministers' enforcement powers: general

After section 50 of the Housing Act 1996 insert—

CHAPTER 4AENFORCEMENT POWERS
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50AApplication of Chapter 4A

This Chapter does not apply in relation to a registered social landlord’s provision of housing in England.

51Exercise of enforcement powers

After section 50A of the Housing Act 1996 insert—

50BExercise of enforcement powers

(1)This section applies where the Welsh Ministers are deciding—

(a)whether to exercise an enforcement power,

(b)which enforcement power to exercise, or

(c)how to exercise an enforcement power.

(2)The Welsh Ministers must consider—

(a)the desirability of registered social landlords being free to choose how to provide services and conduct business;

(b)whether the failure or other problem concerned is serious or trivial;

(c)whether the failure or other problem is a recurrent or isolated incident;

(d)the speed with which the failure or other problem needs to be addressed.

(3)In subsection (1), an “enforcement power” means a power exercisable under any of the following provisions—

  • this Chapter,

  • paragraphs 4, 6 to 8, 14 to 15B, 15D, 15F and 15H of Part 2 of Schedule 1,

  • paragraphs 20 to 27 of Part 4 of Schedule 1.

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