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Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Second Reading (18 Jan 2019)

Lord Lexden: ...Lords, Lord Collins and Lord Cashman, and my noble friend Lord Hayward about the extension of same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland. I have endorsed its extension on a number of occasions in this House over the last few years. As a unionist, I feel very strongly that a common core of human rights should be applicable in all parts of our country. Indeed, the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, and I...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (17 Jan 2019)

Kit Malthouse: The Government is providing funding so that local authorities and housing associations can focus their efforts on making their buildings safe without impacting negatively on other services, improvements to housing quality or new supply. We have committed to funding fully the removal and replacement of dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding on residential social housing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Ground Rent (11 Jan 2019)

Peter Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to amend the Housing Act 2004 so that clauses in long leases which would cause the ground rent to exceed the statutory levels set out in that Act will be void for derogation of grant.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (7 Jan 2019)

Kit Malthouse: As highlighted in the written statement, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System operating guidance has been bolstered by an addendum, with specific guidance on the assessment of high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding. The Housing Act 2004 and secondary legislation which underpin the Housing Health and Safety Rating System provide powers to local housing authorities to...

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...an opportunity to debate all the issues. I understand that she and many of us present today want better protection for purchasers of new-build homes. The Government are committed to making the housing market work. We aim to increase house building to an average of 300,000 net new homes a year by the mid-2020s. As we move towards achieving that target, we will not sacrifice higher quality...

Tenant Fees Bill - Report (11 Dec 2018)

...management”, and(b) at the end of paragraph (b) insert “,but does not include money held in accordance with an authorised tenancy deposit scheme within the meaning of Chapter 4 of Part 6 of the Housing Act 2004 (see section 212 of that Act);”.(3) In regulation 4 (amendments to an approved scheme), after paragraph (3), insert—“(4) This regulation does not apply to an amendment...

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

Kit Malthouse: ...has so far allocated £248 million to remediate 135 high-rise (over 18 metres) social sector residential buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems owned by housing associations and local authorities. We have committed to meeting these costs fully and we will still accept applications from social sector building owners who require funding. The Local...

Private Rented Sector — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (29 Nov 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...Bill. Finishing a tenancy is very important and should be done incredibly carefully on both sides, so that that matter does not arise. It is testament to the work of hon. Members from across the House that the Bill has been so well received and supported throughout its parliamentary journey. I thank the hon. Member for Sheffield South East and the other members of Housing, Communities and...

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (28 Nov 2018)

Alan Campbell: ...of simply 17 seconds will result from the change, but for someone who lives in St Mary’s ward in my constituency, with the second engine at Wallsend, the delay will be considerably longer in practice. The fact is that, while the speed of response is important, the weight of response is crucial. For a fire involving people, at least three appliances are sent, so a thinner spread across an...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill - Second Reading (23 Nov 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: My Lords, as other noble Lords have done, I refer the House to my relevant registered interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I am very much in support of the Bill and congratulate my honourable friend in the other place the Member for Westminster North, Karen Buck MP, on bringing the Bill forward and on securing government support for it, which is quite an...

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 property...

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...


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