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Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

Commentary on Sections

Part 4: Enforcement

Section 19– Power of licensing authority to bring criminal proceedings

85.This section permits an enforcement authority, if it is a licensing authority, to bring criminal proceedings for an alleged offence under the Act. The section deals with licensing authorities only, because local authorities have available to them a general power under section 222 of the Local Government Act 1972, in their capacity as local authorities, to bring legal proceedings in connection with their areas.

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