1 Citation and commencement

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Penalty and Compensation Notices) Regulations 2010.

(2)    These Regulations come into force on 1st April 2010.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see para (2) above.

2 Period for payment

2Period for payment

For the purposes of section 228(2)(d) and 240(2)(e) of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008, the Regulator of Social Housing must specify a period of at least 28 days.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see reg 1(2).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Ian Austin

Parliamentary under Secretary of State

Department for Communities and Local Government

8th March 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

Under section 228 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 the Regulator of Social Housing may penalise failures on the part of a registered provider of social housing. In order to do so the Regulator must send the provider a penalty notice. Amongst other things that notice must specify the period within which the penalty must be paid. These Regulations provide that the period specified in such a notice shall be at least 28 days.

Under section 240 of the Act the Regulator of Social Housing may award compensation to a victim of a failure on the part of a registered provider of social housing. In order to do so the Regulator must send a compensation notice. Amongst other things that notice must specify the period within which the compensation must be paid. These Regulations provide that the period specified in such a notice shall be at least 28 days.

An impact assessment has not been produced, because no impact on the costs of business, the public sector, third sector organisations, regulators or consumers is foreseen. An Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared and is available alongside the instrument on the OPSI website at www.opsi.gov.uk.

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