Civil penalties (landlords)
Final notice and appeals
If the Council decides to issue the civil penalty, it must serve a final notice containing:
- the amount of the fine
- reasons for issuing the fine
- information on how to pay the fine
- the period in which to pay the fine (28 days from when the notice is served)
- information on how to appeal
- what happens if you fail to comply with the notice.
The Council can withdraw or change a final notice at any time.
We will write to you to inform you of any changes.
Appealing a final notice
If you are served a final notice, you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days from the date the final notice was served.
The appeal can be made against:
- the Council's decision to impose a fine, and / or
- the amount of the fine.
The First Tier Tribunal can:
- confirm the fine
- increase or reduce the level of the fine, or
- cancel the fine.
The final notice is suspended until the appeal is decided.
For more information on appeals, see Housing Act 2004 (Schedule 13A).