Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3rd June 2013.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2:30 pm, 3rd June 2013

We are already considering the proposals the hon. Lady mentions. May I remind her that only 9% of tenancies are ended by the landlord, and that is usually because they want to live in the property or to sell it? The majority of landlords want to keep their tenants rather than face empty properties, but we need to get the balance right between the rights of landlords and those of tenants while maintaining the confidence of mortgage lenders.