Results 81–100 of 154 for speaker:Baroness Grender

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Landlords: Databases (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the database of rogue landlords and property agents provided for in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will be published.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Landlords: Databases (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the database of rogue landlords and property agents provided for in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will include all rogue landlords who have committed an offence or only those who have been banned.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Fees and Charges (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the ban on letting fees charged to tenants which was announced in the Autumn Statement will include all fees and whether it will apply throughout a tenant’s residency.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Fees and Charges (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether letting agents that continue to charge fees after the ban announced in the Autumn Statement has been introduced will be listed on the database of rogue landlords and property agents provided for in the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Artists: Workspaces in Cities - Question (19 Dec 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, does the Minister agree with Josh Baum, a poet from Hackney, who gracefully defines the issue by saying: “When you see the Waitrose vans driving round the corner, you know the end is coming”? Will the Minister commit to the Government working with local authorities and in particular the Mayor of London, to ensure that a healthy combination of artists, workspaces and Waitrose...

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, again it will not surprise the House to hear that I am minded to accept Amendments 2 and 3. This is a Government leaning on the rented sector for support, like leaning on a walking stick that has woodworm, damp and dry rot. We need to improve the rented sector to meet the needs of people over at least the next decade, if not two. Shelter’s research states that one-third of...

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: If the Minister believes that there will be an impact on rents, can he cite evidence of any research done by the Government into the changes in Scotland, given that at the moment we have one piece of research that says—and I say it again—120 landlords were surveyed and only one had put up costs as a result of the change in Scotland? Does he have some alternative research to present?

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: Noble Lords will not be surprised to hear that, as the promoter of the Bill, I am minded to accept my own amendment. There is no doubt that there are good lettings agents out there who are members of government-accredited redress schemes and pursue best practice. They should continue to charge a fee for the work that they do but the fee should be from the landlord, who can shop around and...

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: To clarify the question, is the noble Baroness asking where the money that the lettings agencies currently charge would come from?

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I let your Lordships know that I am registered as a vice-chair of the All-Party Group for the Private Rented Sector. In England, one-quarter of all families with children now live in a private rented home. In the UK, £48 billion is spent each year on rent for privately rented homes, double the figure for 10 years ago. Government data released yesterday show that the median monthly...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (5th Day) (16 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I support the amendments in this group. I am delighted to see the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, in his place, as the Minister who announced the changes in the legislation when some of us were campaigning to get it transformed. It was a very proud moment when he announced it—quite late in the evening, as I recall—and we had a whole row of ladies, plus one man, watching in the Gallery...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (9 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: The Minister has said we cannot deal in hypotheticals, and yet we are about to accept some amendments which may well, in the light of the conclusions of our committee, be hypothetical. It seems to me that the most sensible solution is to not currently have amendments in this area, because those very amendments may be hypothetical.

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (9 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I, too, back the words of our able chair on this Select Committee, the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering. I support what she has said and I note from the letter which we, as members of the committee, received only at 9 am today that the Leader of the House said: “I am, however, pleased to hear that members of the committee are likely to be bringing their live insights...

Housing - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths of Bury Port, for initiating this all-important debate and his eloquent summary of the current situation. I am registered as a vice-chair of the All-Party Group for the Private Rented Sector. I think we are all agreed on one thing: we would not start from here and 30 years of lack of housebuilding, in all mixes of tenure, has led us to this...

Creative Industries Exports: Publishing Industry - Question (27 Oct 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the publishing industry ahead of the development of the Department for International Trade’s creative industries export strategy.

Creative Industries Exports: Publishing Industry - Question (27 Oct 2016)

Baroness Grender: Does the Minister share my astonishment that publishing, the fastest-growing creative industry exporter—a sector that has doubled book export revenues from China alone in the past four years—has been completely left out of the Department for International Trade’s five-year campaign for creative industries? In a post-Brexit world, can we really afford to ignore this great British success?

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Jun 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have participated in this debate, particularly the Minister. This Second Reading on the Bill occupies the third slot on a Friday and I much appreciate his contribution. I greatly admire the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner of Parkes, who is a champion of leaseholder rights, and I wish her more power to her elbow as she continues to seek clarification on the...

Renters’ Rights Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Jun 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, the natural consequence of the chronic lack of social housing and the prohibitive cost of buying a home means that we now have a growing number of people who live in the private rented sector. Sometimes it would appear that this ever-growing customer base—almost one in five of the population, one-third of them families with children—have more consumer rights when they buy a...


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