Before a council apply for a banning order against a landlord or property agent, the local authority is required to serve the landlord/agent with a notice of intent. The recipient of the notice of intent will have at least 28 days to make a representation against the notice of intent to set out reasons why a banning order should not be applied for.
If a representation is made, but the local authority still proceed with an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for a banning order a defence could be filed to set out reasons why the Tribunal should not make a banning order.
The decision of the Tribunal can be appealed  and the appeal must be lodged with the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber within 14 days of the decision of the First-tier Tribunal. An appeal cannot be made unless permission is granted by either the First-tier Tribunal or the Upper Tribunal.
 s.53 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016
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