New Clause 26 - Enforcement of power to require information from any person

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:00 pm ar 28 Tachwedd 2023.

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“(1) If a person fails to comply with a notice under section (Power to require information from any person), the local housing authority or an officer of the authority may make an application under this section to the court.

(2) If it appears to the court that the person has failed to comply with the notice, it may make an order under this section.

(3) An order under this section is an order requiring the person to do anything that the court thinks it is reasonable for the person to do, for any of the purposes for which the notice was given, to ensure that the notice is complied with.

(4) An order under this section may require the person to meet the costs of the application.

(5) If the person is a company, partnership or unincorporated association, the court in acting under subsection (4) may require an official who is responsible for the failure to meet the costs or expenses.

(6) In this section—

“the court” means—

(a) the High Court, or

(b) the county court;

“official” means—

(a) in the case of a company, a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer,

(b) in the case of a limited liability partnership, a member,

(c) in the case of a partnership other than a limited liability partnership, a partner, and

(d) in the case of an unincorporated association, a person who is concerned in the management or control of its affairs.”—(Jacob Young.)

This new clause provides for a civil enforcement mechanism in relation to the power conferred by NC25.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.