Housing and Planning Act 2016 Summary
This course considers those provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which have been brought into effect, are the subject of further guidance in the months prior to this Housing and Planning Act 2016 Summary webinar, or which will be coming into effect soon.
During this session, experienced property practitioner and lecturer Richard Quenby will discuss the following:
1. Banning orders; an order, made by the First-tier Tribunal, banning a person from, letting housing in England, engaging in English letting agency work, engaging in English property management work, or doing two or more of those things.
2. The retention of financial penalties for banning order offences whereby a ‘responsible local housing authority’ may impose a financial penalty on a person if satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the person’s conduct amounts to an offence under section 21(1) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
3. The introduction of a database of rogue landlords and property agents by the Secretary of State and the maintenance of this database under sections 29 and 30 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016
4. Client money protection schemes; where money is handled by an agent under a client money protection scheme, tenants and landlords will compensation if all or part of their money is not repaid.
5. Recovery of litigation costs as an administration charge; Section 131 of the Housing and Planning Act (HPA) 2016 deals with reasonableness of administration charges and gives courts and tribunals the ability to restrict a landlord's recovery of its costs of legal proceedings from residential tenants as an administration charge.
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