New Clause 31 - Business premises: entry under warrant

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

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“(1) A warrant under section (

(2) A warrant under that section does not authorise entry into premises used wholly or mainly as residential accommodation.

(3) A warrant under that section ceases to have effect at the end of the period of one month beginning with the day it is issued.

(4) An officer entering premises under a warrant under section (

(5) An officer entering premises under a warrant under section (

(6) If, when the officer enters the premises, the officer finds one or more occupiers on the premises, the officer must produce the warrant for inspection to that occupier or (if there is more than one) to at least one of them.

(7) Subsection (8) applies if no occupier is present when the premises are entered.

(8) On leaving the premises the officer must—

(a) leave a notice on the premises stating that the premises have been entered under a warrant under section (

(b) leave the premises as effectively secured against trespassers as the officer found them.”—

This new clause sets out the effect of a warrant issued under NC30.

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