The Homes [Fitness for Human Habitation] Bill Here started its journey through parliament on 24 June 2015 (a private members bill) at its first reading in the HofC Here
2nd reading Here
Next reading this week 11 March 2016. For anyone interested.
The Bill will if passed amend the Tenant and Landlord Act 1985 Here
Update 14 March 2016.
Looks like the next reading has been moved to 22 April 2016 HERE.
"When I announced that I was introducing this Bill, there was some
surprise that homes could be let that were not fit for human habitation,
but, extraordinarily, that is the case in 2015. As long ago as 1885,
when the Housing of the Working Classes Act was passed, Parliament first
decided that residential rented accommodation should be fit for human
"The great weakness of those provisions is that they tie the repairing obligation to rent limits."
"The law as it stands applies only when the annual rent is less than £80 in London and £52 elsewhere in the country."
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