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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Tenants (8 Nov 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...stronger protections for private sector tenants and ensuring that people are living in safe and good quality properties. Tenants are protected from eviction through the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, the Housing Act 1988, the Housing Act 1985 and through the retaliatory eviction provisions in the Deregulation Act 2015. Other legislation includes the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Premises: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (5 Nov 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...by both parties. It may be useful to include in this a rent deposit deed setting out how the landlord will secure the deposit. Under the tenancy deposit protection legislation introduced in the Housing Act 2004, all landlords letting on residential assured shorthold tenancies are required to protect their tenants' deposits in a government-approved scheme within 30 days of taking the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (30 Oct 2018)

Heather Wheeler: Under the Housing Act 2004, all deposits taken with assured shorthold tenancies since 6 April 2007 must be protected in a Government-approved tenancy deposit scheme within 30 days. In the vast majority of cases the deposit can be returned promptly as the landlord and tenant are able to agree deductions from the deposit. Deposits should be returned within 10 days of the tenant requesting it if...

Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill (26 Oct 2018)

Karen Buck: I totally agree; overcrowding is a scandalous problem in our social housing, and it is often equated with some of the very poor standards people experience, with damp and condensation linked to overcrowding. These are tragic cases and we urgently need not only an expansion of social rented housing to enable people to escape these kinds of conditions, but the provisions in this Bill and other...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Plans (22 Oct 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 sets out that Inspectors are appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination to assess whether a local plan is sound. The National Planning Policy Framework tests of soundness require the plan to be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy. If the plan does not meet those tests, the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (16 Oct 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Pressing for Progress, published by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in July 2018, when he plans to respond to the recommendations to (a) replace the current planning definition of Gypsies and Travellers with the more inclusive definition in the Housing Act 2004, and (b)...

Property Guardians - Question for Short Debate (15 Oct 2018)

Lord Beecham: ...Government Association and a councillor in Newcastle. I join the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, on bringing this important issue to the attention of the House—such as it is composed of this evening. She is initiating a debate that will go rather wider than the small number of Members here tonight. I first came across the concept of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (11 Oct 2018)

Heather Wheeler: Under the tenancy deposit protection legislation introduced in the Housing Act 2004, all landlords letting on assured shorthold tenancies are required to protect their tenants' deposits in a government-approved scheme within 30 days of taking the deposit. If a landlord fails to protect the deposit they cannot evict the tenant using a section 21 notice. In addition, the tenant may initiate...

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2018)

Baroness Grender: ..., as the Minister said, today is World Homeless Day. It therefore seems fitting that we are discussing the Bill. The loss of a private tenancy remains the biggest cause of homelessness. One in six households now rents privately; that includes more than 1 million families with children. It is in that context, looking out for people on low incomes who have no choice but to rent, that we...

Scottish Parliament: Veterans and the Armed Forces Community (Support) (27 Sep 2018)

Jackie Baillie: .... We are very grateful to them. As my constituency is now probably home to most of our armed forces personnel, I am particularly interested in how provision is made across a range of services—health, housing, education and employment, to name but four. I will not have time to do all of them justice in six minutes—I am being told that I now have seven minutes, so I will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (19 Sep 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the recommendations of the July 2018 report of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission entitled Pressing for Progress, if he will take steps to (a) replace the current definition of Gypsies and Travellers in the Government's policy paper Planning policy for traveller sites with the definition in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Cooperatives (24 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Section 185 of the Localism Act 2011 amends Schedule 14 of the Housing Act 2004 to exempt fully mutual housing co-operatives from mandatory houses in multiple occupation licensing, this section does not apply to selective licensing. The Government has not issued guidance to local authorities on a) exemptions or b) the application of selective licensing on fully mutual housing co-operatives....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Under the Housing Act 2004, local authorities have powers to identify, assess and take enforcement action against owners of residential buildings in their area that are not acting responsibly in respect of hazards, and have a statutory duty to keep housing conditions in their area under review. The Joint Inspection Team will provide support and expertise to local authorities in exercising...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government (11 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: ...information, which may not capture all directions, my Department has issued the following directions to local authorities in the past year. Subject of direction made by MHCLG Number Housing Act 2004 Direction to all local housing authorities under section 3(3) of the Housing Act 2004 instructing them to pay particular regard to cladding related issues when reviewing housing in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Fire Prevention (6 Jul 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...the enforcing authority for fire safety and general fire precautions in residential properties. Fire safety in certain types of residential accommodation is enforced by Local Authorities under the Housing Act 2004 and Fire & Rescue Authorities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill - Report (4 Jul 2018)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, Amendment 2 in this group is similar to the amendment I moved in Committee, but it is not exactly the same. I draw noble Lords’ attention to the general background to this proposal. There are 20 million homes in England and they are responsible for more than 30% of the country’s carbon emissions. We have the worst housing stock in Europe as far as energy efficiency is...

Public Bill Committee: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill: Fitness for human habitation (20 Jun 2018)

Karen Buck: That matter has indeed been agreed with the Government and is included in the Bill. The Bill amends the fitness standards of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and updates them to incorporate part of the Housing Act 2004, which is basically the housing health and safety rating system. It will therefore be a more comprehensive and updated list. In some cases, the tenant would still require an...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Lead enforcement authority (12 Jun 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...I spend most of my time doing. The provisions in the Bill are intended to be self-financing. Local authorities will be able to retain any moneys recovered through financial penalties for future housing enforcement. That ensures that they are better incentivised to undertake enforcement activity. We believe that that incentive impact and behavioural change is important and helpful. I draw...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Enforcement by local weights and measures authorities (12 Jun 2018)

Rishi Sunak: I am generous in giving way, but in this occasion I may have been too generous, because I was just about to make that point. It is exactly because we recognise that in different areas there are different situations that we do not want to mandate a top-down approach. We have encouraged close co-operation. I do not want to pre-empt our debate on the next clause, which talks specifically about...

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018)

...used to dealing with businesses. With the redress scheme legislation, it was the local borough or district council. Having worked in London on that sort of project, I know that the private sector housing departments are used to dealing with landlords and with the Housing Act 2004, but they are not used to going into letting agents and issuing those fines; we are, and we are the best people...


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