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Private sector housing prosecutions

  • Housing and Community

Barnet Council recently consulted on an Additional Licensing Scheme. This was approved by the Housing Committee on 1 February and the designation signed on 4 April 2016. This scheme will come into force on 5 July 2016. You can view the Public Notice.

For more information, go to the Additional Licensing Scheme consultation.

Most people want to comply with the law and therefore we take care to help businesses, landlords and others to meet their legal obligations. Failure to do so generally stems from ignorance or carelessness but sometimes from wilfulness or malice. Firm action will be taken where appropriate against those who break the law or act irresponsibly.

Recent prosecutions

This information is currently under review.

Enforcement policy

The Private Sector Housing Team in Environmental Health are responsible for implementing and regulating a wide range of legislation. Where someone is not complying with the legislation we have a duty to take enforcement action.

The aim of enforcement is to protect the public, the environment and groups such as tenants or workers and help to promote a thriving local economy

There are usually rights of appeal against formal action and advice on how to appeal will be clearly set out in writing at the time the action is taken. The Council aim to carry out enforcement work in a fair, practical and consistent manner in accordance with our enforcement policy. We are committed to these aims and to maintaining a safe and fair environment.

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