Housing and Planning Act 2016, Rent Repayment Orders and Civil Penalty Notices: Bristol's Policy

Closed 7 Jul 2017

Opened 9 Jun 2017

Results expected 21 Jul 2017

Feedback expected 4 Aug 2017


The Housing and Planning Act 2016 gave councils new powers to deal with rogue landlords, including Rent Repayment Orders and Civil Penalty Notices. The government defined a ‘rogue landlord’ as ‘a landlord who knowingly flouts their obligations by renting out unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants’.

The government issued guidance that we must take into account before using these powers. We’ve considered this and we’re going to change the way we do some things in order to use these new powers effectively. Before making these changes we’re seeking views from all interested parties, including colleagues, partners, landlords, agents and tenants.

What Happens Next

Once we’ve reviewed the results of the consultation, we’ll make any changes to policies on Rent Repayment Orders and Civil Penalty Notices under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 that we consider appropriate.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Planning
  • Housing