New Clause 30 — Letting Agents: Report

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 16th June 2014.

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  • Division number 4
    A majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the steps the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants.

Within three months of Royal Assent of this Act, the Secretary of State shall prepare and publish a report, and lay a copy of the report before Parliament, on—

(a) the consumer detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the impact this has on the ability of tenants to secure and maintain tenancies, and

(b) the steps that the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants.”—(Stella Creasy.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 204, Noes 259.

Division number 4 Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 30 — Report on Detriment Caused by Letting Agent Fees and Plans to Prohibit Detrimental Fees

A majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the steps the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants.

Aye: 204 MPs

No: 259 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 183 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.