This is a financial penalty that we can impose on an individual or organisation as an alternative to prosecution for the following offences under the Housing Act 2004:

  • failure to comply with an Improvement Notice
  • offences in relation to licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • offences in relation to licensing of houses under Part 3 of the Act
  • offences of contravention of an overcrowding notice
  • failure to comply with management regulations in respect of Houses in Multiple Occupation 

If you have received a 'final notice' about an imposed financial penalty you should pay that penalty. 

Civil penalties must be paid online, by debit or credit card.

Private Housing Standards

11th Floor
Moorfoot Building



S1 4PL

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