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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Regulations 2017

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Provisions coming into force on 6th April 2017

4.  The following provisions of the Act come into force on 6th April 2017—

(a)sections 40 to 46 (rent repayment orders) for the purpose only of conferring power on the First-tier Tribunal to make a rent repayment order where a landlord has committed an offence mentioned in rows 1 to 6 of the table in section 40(3);

(b)section 48 (duty to consider applying for rent repayment orders) for the purpose only of requiring a local housing authority to consider applying for a rent repayment order where a landlord has committed an offence mentioned in rows 1 to 6 of the table in section 40(3);

(c)sections 47(1) and (2) and 49 to 52 (further provisions relating to rent repayment orders);

(d)section 53 (appeals from the first-tier tribunal);

(e)sections 54 to 56 (interpretation of Part 2 of the Act);

(f)section 126 and Schedule 9 (financial penalty as alternative to prosecution under the Housing Act 2004) in so far as not already in force;

(g)sections 128 and 129 (housing information in England);

(h)section 131 (limitation of administration charges: costs of proceedings);

(i)section 160 (development consent for projects that involve housing);

(j)section 183 and paragraphs 1 to 7 of Schedule 15 (notice of general vesting declaration procedure) in so far as not already in force;

(k)section 196(3) (interest on advance payments of compensation paid late) for the purpose only of making regulations under section 52B(4) of the Land Compensation Act 1973(1).

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1973 c. 26. Section 52B was inserted by section 196(3) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

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