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

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Part 4: Enforcement

Section 21 – Guidance to a licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014

100.Section 21 makes an amendment to section 41 of the 2014 Act providing that guidance given to a licensing authority under Part 1 of the 2014 Act may include provision about matters to be taken into account by a licensing authority in deciding whether a failure to repay a prohibited payment or holding deposit affects a person’s fitness to be licensed under Part 1 of the 2014 Act. Part 1 of the 2014 Act makes provision for the regulation of landlords and letting agents who provide private rented housing in Wales.

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