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Safety in private rented accommodation

Civil penalties guidance

Local housing authorities have the power to impose civil penalties of up to £30,000 on individuals and companies for certain specified offences under the Housing Act 2004 as an alternative to prosecution.

In accordance with S249A of the 2004 Act, the amount of the financial penalty will be determined by the local housing authority.

Please read the civil penalties guidance for further information. This document has been provided to ensure that a level playing field is created for all landlords by dealing robustly with irresponsible landlords who fail to comply with their legal obligations.