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Results 1–20 of 1419 for speaker:Christopher Pincher

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Housing: Coronavirus (30 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government published guidance on GOV.UK on 19 March setting out how the children of those whose work is critical to the Covid-19 response can continue to receive support from schools if they cannot be safely cared for at home. Housing Officers undertake a wide range of roles and their responsibilities can vary significantly between local authority landlords, so it is for local authorities...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been brought forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renter in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renter in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renter in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been brought forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renter in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Greater London (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Comprehensive estimates of all affordable housing delivered are published in the Department’s Affordable Housing Supply Statistical Release at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/affordable-housing- supply-in-england-2018-to-2019. A breakdown of the affordable housing delivered in London, identifying new build, in each of the last three years, is available in live...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Law of Property Act 1925 (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. The Government is aware that homeowners could be subject to a possession order or the granting of a lease of their home by the rentcharge owner over rentcharge arrears. As part of our leasehold reform work we have committed to repeal Section...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (27 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Depending on the contractual provisions of the tenancy agreement, during the fixed term a tenant can still exercise a break clause in the tenancy agreement or negotiate a surrendering of the tenancy with the landlord. There are no plans to amend the existing process for surrendering a tenancy or to make changes to the basic contractual position of the tenant remaining liable for the rent for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Holding answer received on 24 March 2020 The emergency legislation is not retrospective and does not apply to notices issued before the legislation comes into force. The Lord Chief Justice issued guidance to judges on 19 March stating that applications to suspend warrants of possession should be prioritised, and that judges dealing with any possession claim during the crisis must...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Holding answer received on 24 March 2020 No change is being made to the basic contractual position of the tenant remaining liable for rent for the whole period of the fixed term of a tenancy agreement. However, depending on the contractual provisions of the tenancy agreement, during the fixed term of a tenancy a break clause in the tenancy agreement may be effected to bring that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The EWS1 form was developed by industry, led by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Department has not issued any guidance in relation to use of the EWS1 form, nor are there plans to do so. The Government is continuing to engage with industry, including RICS, on wider valuation issues around high rise residential buildings.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Estate Agents: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: My Department has had initial discussions with letting and estate agents about the effect that coronavirus is having on their businesses and I expect these discussions to continue over the coming period.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The 2020-21 settlement for local government provided local authorities with access to the largest increase in spending power in a decade to help local authorities meet rising demand in supporting the most vulnerable people in society, such as those in need of social care. In total, local authorities will have access to almost £6 billion of dedicated funding across adult and children’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: We will consult shortly on various options to raise accessibility standards in new homes. This will include considering the use of M4(2), the standard in building regulations for accessible and adaptable homes, which is broadly equivalent to the Lifetime Homes standard. We also published planning guidance, in June 2019, to help councils meet accessible housing standards in England. This...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government has put in place a package of measures that will help keep firms in business, and people in jobs and prevent Covid-19 from causing long-lasting economic harm. It is important that local planning authorities continue to provide the best service possible in these stretching times and prioritise decision-making to ensure the planning system continues to function, especially where...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus (25 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: No such estimate has been made at this time. Those tenants who can afford to pay should continue to do so. By legislating to prevent landlords starting proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period, we are removing the risk of people losing their homes because they are unable to pay rent – without creating a system where landlords must shoulder the financial responsibility...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (24 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government has introduced a requirement for all local authorities that receive developer contributions, including from section 106 agreements, to publish an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement. The statements, which must first be published by 31 December 2020 should identify income and spend on infrastructure and affordable housing and the choices local authorities have made about...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (24 Mar 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Local authorities are equipped with a range of powers and strong incentives to tackle empty homes, including those that are derelict. Through the New Homes Bonus, they earn the same financial reward for bringing an empty home back into use as for building a new one. Billing authorities have the discretion to charge up to 100 per cent extra council tax – on top of the standard bill – on...


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