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Landlord Registration - Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities 2017

DescriptionLandlord Registration - Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities 2017
ISBN9781788511728
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 04, 2017

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ISBN 978 1 78851 172 8 (web only publication)
PPDAS 286546

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Contents

Ministerial Foreword

1. Introduction

2. Strategic overview

  • Role of Landlord Registration
  • Local Housing Strategies
  • Better Regulation
  • Legislative framework
  • Landlord criminality

3. Registration

  • Applications
  • Subsequent applications
  • Validation
  • Timescales for determination of applications

4. The 'Fit and Proper Person' Test

  • Joint owners
  • Change of owner
  • Scrutiny of applications
  • Relevant convictions
  • Requesting additional information
  • Decision making
  • Approved applications
  • Refused applications
  • HMO Licensing and Landlord Registration

5. Duty to provide advice and assistance

  • Action plans
  • Engaging with landlords
  • Minority ethnic and migrant communities

6. Compliance

  • Identifying unregistered landlords
  • Duty of registered person to provide information
  • Power to obtain information
  • Rent penalty notices
  • Additional fee
  • Overview of breaches, offences and sanctions

7. Enforcement

  • Reports to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Repairing Standard
  • Third Party Applications
  • Enhanced Enforcement Areas

8. Agents

Annexes

Annex A: Overview of Legislation

Annex B: Summary of Breaches, Offences and Sanctions

Annex C: Case Studies

Annex D: Useful Organisations