HMO Licensing Enforcement

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Dear Plymouth City Council,

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information:

Q1]
Since 6th April 2017, how many convictions was the council aware of (in relation to its housing area) to which Chapter 4 (Rent Repayment Orders) of The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HaPA) applied? These convictions should include any Civil Penalty Notice (CPN) issued by the council.
Q2]
Of the convictions the council was aware of in answer to Q1, how many did the council consider for a Rent Repayment Order application by the council?
Q3]
Of the convictions the council was aware of in answer to Q1, for how many did the council make a Rent Repayment Order application?
Q4]
Does the council have a process for making the decision referred to in Q2], and if so, what is that process?

Yours faithfully,

George Penny

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

OFFICIAL

Dear George

 

FOI Reference: 935359

 

Thank you for your request for information about HMO Licensing
Enforcement. Your request was received on 23 December 2021 and is being
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Community Connections

Plymouth City Council
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OFFICIAL

 

Dear George

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference: 935359

hMO Licensing Enforcement

 

Following my email of 24 December 2021 I can confirm that the Council does
hold the information you requested. Please see the attached response to
your request.

 

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with the Open Government Licence. For further details please see:
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Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

 

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Information Commissioners Office website: [3]http://www.ico.org.uk.

 

We also have information available on our website:

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Yours sincerely

 

Matthew Garrett
Service Director

Community Connections
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House, West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752398500

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