New Clause 29 - Requirements where occupiers are on business premises entered without warrant

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 28 November 2023.

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“(1) If an officer of a local housing authority enters premises under section (

(a) produce evidence of the officer's identity and authority to that occupier or (if there is more than one) to at least one of them, and

(b) if the entry takes place otherwise than in the course of a routine inspection, provide to that occupier or (if there is more than one) to at least one of them a document that—

(i) sets out why the entry is necessary, and

(ii) indicates the nature of the offences under section (Offences)(1) and (2).

(2) An officer need not comply with subsection (1) if it is not reasonably practicable to do so.

(3) Proceedings resulting from the exercise of the power under section (

This new clause contains requirements that must be complied with where occupiers are on premises entered under NC28.

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