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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 200 - Survey: supplemental

573.Subsection (1) provides that the authorised person carrying out the survey, or seeking entry to the premises to carry out the survey must, when requested by the occupier, provide to that person a copy of the authorisation to carry out the survey.

574.Subsection (2) provides that the regulator may require the registered provider to pay some or all of the costs of the survey and the report.

575.Subsection (3) specifies that a registered provider who fails without a reasonable excuse to comply with the requirement to give occupiers due notice of a survey under section 199 subsection (6) commits an offence. Similarly, a registered provider or an officer of a registered provider who obstructs an authorised person exercising the power to survey premises under section 199 also commits an offence.

576.Subsection (5) specifies that a person guilty of offences under subsections (3) or (4) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 (currently £1000) on the standard scale.

577.Subsection (6) provides that proceedings for an offence under this section may only be brought by or with the consent of either the regulator or the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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