1070. Unlawful profit orders following conviction of an offence of unlawful subletting.

If a person ('the offender') is convicted of an offence of unlawful subletting of a dwelling house1 let under a secure tenancy2 (or of an associated offence in relation to such an offence)3, the court by or before which the offender is convicted4:


    (1)     must, on application or otherwise, decide whether to make an unlawful profit order5; and


    (2)     may, if it considers it appropriate to do so, make such an order, instead of or in addition to dealing with the offender in any other way6.

For these purposes, an 'unlawful profit order' is an order requiring the offender to