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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 218: exercise of enforcement powers

645.This section applies where the regulator is deciding whether to exercise a power under Chapter 7, which contains the regulator’s enforcement powers, which power under Chapter 7 to exercise, or how to exercise a power under Chapter 7. It provides that in all these circumstances, the regulator shall consider:


the desirability of registered providers being free to choose how to provide services and conduct business;


whether the failure or other problem concerned is serious or trivial;


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


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

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