1. To agree that the council use new enforcement powers contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 allowing the Council to impose civil penalties and to apply for rent repayment orders.
2. To approve and agree the adoption of the Housing Enforcement Policy at Appendix 1.
3. To delegate to the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and Growth in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and the Director of Legal Services, authority to develop, implement and further amend the councils policy in respect of the imposition of Civil Penalties, such policy to be in accordance with Schedule 13A of the Housing Act 2004, and any other guidance issued by the Secretary of State.
4. To authorise the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods and Growth to authorise other council officers, including but not limited to the Assistant Director Housing Needs, PSES Managers and Officers employed by PSES, to discharge the relevant powers detailed in this report.