Statutory guidance for local housing authorities on the extension of rent repayment orders.
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Guidance to help local authorities use their powers to seek a rent repayment order against a landlord in the private rented sector.
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 extended rent repayment orders to cover illegal eviction, breach of a banning order and certain other specified offences.
This comes into force on 6 April 2017.
We have also published guidance on civil penalties under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.