Banning order consultation announced

Published on Thu, 28th Dec 2017 17:03

The Government has today (Dec 28th 2017) announced the results of a consultation for Banning Orders.

Banning Orders were introduced via the 2016 Housing Act, but have not as yet been enacted.  It is intended that they will come into force April 6th 2018, and have suggested they will apply to the following:-

  • Illegally evicting or harassing a residential occupier in contravention of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 or the Criminal Law Act 1977;

  • An offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 where a person contravenes section 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998;

  • Failure to comply with a Prohibition or Emergency Prohibition Order under sections 20, 21 and 43 of the Housing Act 2004;

  • An offence under section 32 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005;

  • An offence under the Fraud Act 2006;

  • Sentenced for possession of illegal drugs;

  • Any offence under Schedule 15 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (specified violent and sexual offences);

  • Anyone losing their Immigration Status;Any of the following offences under the Housing Act 2004:

    • Failure to comply with an Improvement Notice;
    • Offences in relation to licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs);
    • Offences in relation to licensing of houses under Part 3 of the Act;
    • Allowing a HMO that is not subject to licensing to become overcrowded; o Failure to comply with management regulations in respect of HMOs;

The full consultation can been seen here