Tenant Fees Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:20 pm on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 1:20 pm, 23rd January 2019

The Minister is absolutely right: the Select Committee was clear in its recommendation, and when the matter was discussed in the Public Bill Committee, a lot of evidence was produced to demonstrate that five weeks was a good compromise, which landlords could accept and which would benefit most tenants. The Opposition’s object in proposing three weeks is purely political, enabling them to say to tenants, “We tried to get it much lower,” when in fact the result would surely be many fewer properties available in the market for renting, which would hurt our constituents.