Statutory guidance for local housing authorities on the new powers on civil penalties.
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Guidance to help local authorities use their powers to impose a civil penalty as an alternative to prosecution for certain housing offences.
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 provides new powers on civil penalties that permit local authorities to impose a civil penalty of up to £30,000 as an alternative to prosecution for a range of offences under the Housing Act 2004.
This comes into force on 6 April 2017.
We have also published guidance on rent repayment orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.