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

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Part 4: Enforcement

Section 14 – Duty of local housing authority to notify licensing authority of conviction

71.This section requires a local housing authority to notify the licensing authority (or each of them if there is more than one) designated under section 3 of Part 1 of the 2014 Act, as soon as reasonably practicable after it becomes aware a person has been convicted of an offence under this Act in respect of a dwelling in its area.

72.There is no requirement under this section for a local housing authority to notify the licensing authority of a conviction if the proceedings which led to the conviction were brought by the licensing authority under section 19 of this Act.

73.Notification of conviction of an offence will be a factor for the licensing authority in determining for the purposes of Part 1 of the 2014 Act whether a convicted person is a fit and proper person for the purposes of being granted or retaining a licence to carry out lettings work or property management work.

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