Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 11th April 2016.

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Amendment 27

Moved by Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

27: After Clause 38, insert the following new Clause—“CHAPTER 3APRIVATE RENTED SECTORPrivate rented sector: code of practice(1) The Secretary of State shall issue a code of practice for the letting and management of private rented sector housing in England.(2) A code of practice under subsection (1) shall contain provision designed to ensure—(a) the provision of homes for rent which are of a good quality;(b) consistent and high standards of management; and(c) choice for the consumer.(3) Before issuing a code of practice under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult—(a) the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors;(b) the Association of Residential Letting Agents;(c) the British Property Federation;(d) the National Landlords Association;(e) the Property Redress Scheme; (f) the Residential Landlords Association;(g) the Deposit Protection Service;(h) the Property Ombudsman;(i) the UK Association of Letting Agents; and(j) any other persons or organisations as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”