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Housing and Planning Act 2016

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42Notice of intended proceedings
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(1)Before applying for a rent repayment order a local housing authority must give the landlord a notice of intended proceedings.

(2)A notice of intended proceedings must—

(a)inform the landlord that the authority is proposing to apply for a rent repayment order and explain why,

(b)state the amount that the authority seeks to recover, and

(c)invite the landlord to make representations within a period specified in the notice of not less than 28 days (“the notice period”).

(3)The authority must consider any representations made during the notice period.

(4)The authority must wait until the notice period has ended before applying for a rent repayment order.

(5)A notice of intended proceedings may not be given after the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which the landlord committed the offence to which it relates.

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