Clause 116 - Commencement and application

Renters (Reform) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 24 April 2024.

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Amendment made: 151, page 111, line 16, leave out clause 116—(Jacob Young.)

This amendment and amendments NC27 and NC28 are, together, intended to achieve the result that clause 116 is replaced with two clauses, one dealing with commencement and one dealing with application of Chapter 1 of Part 1.

Amendment proposed: 28, page 111, line 19, at end insert

“, save that section 2(b) comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed only to the extent that it repeals section 21 of the Housing Act 1988; such repeal will not affect the validity of any notices served under that provision on or before the day on which this Act is passed and the provisions of that section will continue to apply to any claims issued in respect of such a notice”.—(Matthew Pennycook.)

This amendment would ensure that the abolition of section 21 evictions would come into force on Royal Assent, with saving provisions for any notices served before that date.

Division number 139 Renters (Reform) Bill Report Stage: Amendment 28

Aye: 158 MPs

No: 274 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

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No: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 158, Noes 282.

Question accordingly negatived.