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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:31 am, 13th February 2020

There is a growing problem of unscrupulous solicitors who seek out tenants taking out housing disrepair claims against housing associations and public bodies but do not warn their clients that they will be liable for costs when they lose. A constituent of mine was landed with a £12,000 bill having taken out a no win, no fee claim. May we have a debate on how we can protect tenants like my constituent against these unscrupulous solicitors?