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

Commentary on Sections

Part 4: Enforcement

Section 17 – Enforcement authorities

76.As mentioned at the beginning of the notes for this Part (paragraph 52), this section provides that each of the local housing authority and the licensing authority is the enforcement authority in relation to the local housing authority area.

77.However, where the licensing authority is the enforcement authority for the local housing authority area, it must obtain prior written permission from the local housing authority before exercising any enforcement function or bringing proceedings under section 19 in relation to that area. The intention is to prevent duplication in the exercise of functions.

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