Section: Legislation & Court Issues

Updates on housing related Bills before Parliament

Updated 16.04.18
parliament.uk: Various links - see below

This briefly summarises the key objectives of Bills currently before Parliament and provides links to follow their progress to date.

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Affordable Home Ownership Bill 2017-19

To make provision for affordable home ownership; to require the inclusion of rent to buy homes in the definition of affordable housing; to make provision for a minimum proportion of new affordable housing to be available on affordable rent to buy terms; to provide relief from stamp duty when an affordable rent to buy home is purchased; and for connected purposes.

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Homelessness (End of Life Care) Bill 2017-19

To make provision about end of life care and support for homeless people with terminal illnesses, including through the provision of housing for such people; and for connected purposes.

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Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill 2017-19

To require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19

To amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that residential rented accommodation is provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation; to amend the Building Act 1984 to make provision about the liability for works on residential accommodation that do not comply with Building Regulations; and for connected purposes.

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Leasehold Reform Bill 2017-19

To make provision about the regulation of the purchase of freehold by leaseholders; to introduce a system for establishing the maximum charge for such freehold; to make provision about the award of legal costs in leasehold property tribunal cases; to establish a compensation scheme for cases where misleading particulars have led to certain leasehold agreements; and for connected purposes.

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Mobile Homes and Park Homes Bill 2017-19

To require the use of published criteria to determine whether mobile homes and park homes are liable for council tax or non-domestic rates; to make provision in relation to the residential status of such homes; to amend the Mobile Home Acts; and for connected purposes.

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Private Landlords (Registration) Bill 2017-19

To require all private landlords in England to be registered; and for connected purposes.

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Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] 2017-19

To make provision about the granting of old-style secure tenancies in cases of domestic abuse.

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Sublet Property (Offences) Bill 2017-19

To make the breach of certain rules relating to sub-letting rented accommodation a criminal offence; to make provision for criminal sanctions in respect of unauthorised sub-letting; and for connected purposes.


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