Issue details

OD/19/116 Private Sector Housing - Civil Penalties and Banning Orders

The Housing Act introduced tools to help local authorities improve the private rented sector. This decision recommends implementing two of those tools, civil penalties and banning orders, following the outcome of a public consultation regarding the introduction of both, and requests implementation of the policies and an amendment to the Public Protection Enforcement Policy to reflect these changes, as set out in the Executive report published for 24 March 2020, reference E/19/58.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/01/2020

Decision due: 24 Mar 2020 by Officer Decision

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Community Protection

Contact: Clare Lovell, Operations Manager - Public Protection Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

For Executive report:

Portfolio Holder for Community Protection

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Housing & Community Services

Legal Services

Financial Services

Public consultation also undertaken in relation to the proposed introduction of these measures.

For Officer Decision:

Consultation has taken place with the Leader, the Portfolio Holder and the two Opposition Group Leaders. The Leader and the Portfolio Holder support the proposal and the Leader of the Liberal Democrat replied and didn’t object. No comments were received from the Leader of the Conservative Group.


Agenda items


Background papers

  • Housing Act 2004;  
  • MHCLG - Civil penalties under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, Guidance for Local Housing Authorities;  
  • MHCLG- Banning Order Offences under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Guidance for Local Housing Authorities