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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Schedule 10 – Penalty charge notices

963.Schedule 10 sets out what must be included in a penalty charge notice (paragraph 1). It provides for the penalty sum to be such sum not exceeding £1,000 as may be prescribed in regulations by the appropriate national authority (paragraph 2), and for this to be payable within 28 days or such extended period as the authority may allow (paragraph 3). It provides for review of notices by the enforcement authority on request made within that period (paragraph 4), for withdrawal of the notice by the authority if appropriate (paragraph 5), and for appeal to a county court from a confirmation of the notice upon review (paragraph 6). Provision is made for recovery of the penalty charge by the enforcing authority (paragraph 7), and for evidence to be given in writing in recovery proceedings (paragraph 8). There is provision for the enforcement authority to return payments of any charge where a notice is withdrawn or quashed (paragraph 9). Provision for service of notices is made (paragraph 10). The appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision supplementary or incidental to Schedule 10 for subjects including the form of penalty charge notices, circumstances in which they may not be given, methods of payment, and service (paragraph 11).

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