Failure without reasonable excuse to comply with a condition is a criminal offence under section 77(3) of the Housing Act 2004.
Each West of England authority has an enforcement policy that makes it clear what their approach would be to this.
Local authority enforcement policies are available from the links below:
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Bristol City Council
North Somerset Council
South Gloucestershire Council
Breaches of licence conditions will be investigated in line with current enforcement objectives and priorities.
Informal action will be taken in relation to minor breaches of the licence conditions, for example not producing certificates on time, as long as the breaches have not significantly affected a person's health, safety or welfare.
Formal action will be considered where there have been serious and or persistent breaches of licence conditions.