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Ramblings, thoughts, facts and opinions about political things - starting point council tenant participation with my land-lord Camden council and council tenant reps plus other housing issues, and whatever.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

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 habitation."

"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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