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The Housing (Management Orders and Financial Penalties) (Amounts Recovered) (England) Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Management Orders and Financial Penalties) (Amounts Recovered) (England) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 6th April 2018.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to local housing authorities in England only.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2004 Act” means the Housing Act 2004;

“the 2016 Act” means the Housing and Planning Act 2016;

“enforcement function” means, in relation to a local housing authority(1)—

(a)

any of its functions—

(i)

under Parts 1 to 4 of the 2004 Act; or

(ii)

under Part 2 of the 2016 Act; or

(b)

where paragraph (a) does not apply, any of its functions—

(i)

connected with an investigation of, or proceedings relating to, a contravention of the law relating to housing or landlord and tenant; or

(ii)

connected with the promotion of compliance with the law relating to housing or landlord and tenant; and

“private rented sector” means—

(a)

residential premises in England that are let, or intended to be let, under a tenancy;

(b)

common parts of such premises;

(c)

the activities of a landlord under a tenancy of residential premises in England;

(d)

the activities of a person carrying on English letting agency work within the meaning of section 54 of the 2016 Act in relation to such premises; or

(e)

the activities of a person carrying on English property management work within the meaning of section 55 of the 2016 Act in relation to such premises;

and for the purpose of this definition “residential premises” has the meaning given by section 1 of the 2004 Act except that it does not include social housing within the meaning of Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008(2).

Application of surplus from relevant management orders

3.—(1) A local housing authority may apply any surplus(3) in relation to any relevant management order to meet the costs and expenses (whether administrative or legal) incurred in, or associated with, carrying out any of its enforcement functions in relation to the private rented sector.

(2) Any part of any surplus which is not to be applied in accordance with paragraph (1) must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(3) In paragraph (1) “relevant management order” means—

(a)an interim management order made under section 102(7A) of the 2004 Act(4); or

(b)a final management order made under section 113(3A) or (6A) of the 2004 Act(5).

Application of financial penalties recovered under section 23 of the 2016 Act

4.—(1) A local housing authority may apply any financial penalty recovered under section 23 of the 2016 Act to meet the costs and expenses (whether administrative or legal) incurred in, or associated with, carrying out any of its enforcement functions in relation to the private rented sector.

(2) Any part of any financial penalty recovered which is not to be applied in accordance with paragraph (1) must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Heather Wheeler

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

20th February 2018

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