Rents

Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 18th June 1993.

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Photo of Mr Dudley Fishburn Mr Dudley Fishburn , Kensington 9:34 am, 18th June 1993

I beg leave to present a petition which sheweth that cruel and exaggerated rent increases are being awarded by rent officers and rent assessment committees to landlords of statutory tenants at a time of minimum inflation, falling property values, vacant property and decreasing construction costs, that these increases"— often 20 times the rate of inflation— go counter to the free market, and that they are especially severe in central London.Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urgently review those sections of the law dealing with rent assessments for statutory tenants so that the original intention of these sections of the law, to protect statutory tenants be upheld.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.