Section: Legislation & Court Issues

Key objectives of housing-related Bills currently before Parliament with links for checking progress

Updated 30.03.20
parliament.uk: Various links - see below

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

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Caravan Sites Bill

To amend the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 to remove planning permission requirements for caravan site licence applicants; and for connected purposes.

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Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill

To require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to make provision regarding performance and insulation of new heating systems in existing properties; and for connected purposes.

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Evictions (Universal Credit Claimants) Bill 2019-21

To place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

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Fire Safety Bill 2019-21

To make provision about the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 where a building contains two or more sets of domestic premises; and to confer power to amend that order in future for the purposes of changing the premises to which it applies.

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Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill

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

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Mobile Homes and Park Homes Bill

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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Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2019-21

To amend the Mobile Homes Act 1983; and for connected purposes.

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Sublet Property (Offences) Bill

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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Rented Homes Bill

To amend the Housing Act 1988 to abolish assured shorthold tenancies; to extend the grounds upon which landlords of residential housing may recover possession; and for connected purposes.

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