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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 19 November 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 101-112

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [10 November 2015, as

 

amended on 19 November 2015.]

 


 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

John Healey

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

77

 

Page  3,  line  39,  leave out Clause 6

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

88

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“or

 

community-led housing schemes as defined at Schedule [New Schedule 1:

 

community-led housing schemes]”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

2

 

Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

84

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  29,  at end insert “and without unreasonable cost”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would protect authorities in cases where the provision of access to a public

 

highway, connections for electricity, water and waste water and other services required to ensure

 

a plot of land is fully serviced would entail excessive cost.

 


 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

86

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  42,  after “permission”, insert “to meet housing need

 

generally including”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that authorities give suitable development permission to housing

 

across all tenures, including but not limited to self-build and custom housebuilding, to meet the

 

demand for housing across all tenures in any given authority area.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

81

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  43,  after first “the”, insert “effective”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment would ensure that the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising in

 

an authority’s area accurately reflects the number of persons in that area who are in a position to

 

finance their self-build or custom housebuilding project.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

82

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  15,  after “entries”, insert “with effective mortgage finance”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for amendment 81.

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

85

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  35,  at end insert “except where extant permission can be

 

revived”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that extant planning permissions which are revived after the start

 

of the first base period are taken into account for the purposes of this section.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Gareth Thomas

 

87

 

Page  5,  line  35,  leave out Clause 9

 


 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Teresa Pearce

 

83

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  32,  after “eligibility”, insert “including those who have

 

failed to demonstrate that they have obtained effective mortgage finance”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for amendment 81.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

2

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  17,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Part 2 of the Bill contains various references to rogue landlords and letting agents. NC8 has the

 

effect of extending the Part to property managers, whether or not they are landlords or letting

 

agents. As a result the references to rogue landlords and letting agents need to be changed to refer

 

to rogue landlords and “property agents”, a term that is defined by amendment 48 to mean letting

 

agents and property managers.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

3

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  20,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

4

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

5

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  24,  leave out “or who has breached a banning order”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

6

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If a local housing authority in England applies for a banning order against a body

 

corporate that has been convicted of a banning order offence, it must also apply

 

for a banning order against any officer who has been convicted of the same

 

offence in respect of the same conduct.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that where a local authority applies for a banning order against a

 

company that has been convicted of an offence, it must also apply for a banning order against any

 

officer who has been convicted of the same offence (for example, under section 251 of the Housing

 

Act 2004).

 

Brandon Lewis

 

7

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  13,  after “order” insert “under subsection (1)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the need for a notice of intended proceedings in cases where a local

 

housing authority is obliged to apply for a banning order because of amendment 6. It would not

 

make sense to invite a person to make representations in a case where the authority is obliged to

 

make an application.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

8

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  16,  after “why,” insert—

 

“( )    

stating the length of each proposed ban,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the length of each proposed ban to be stated in the notice of intended

 

proceedings that a local housing authority has to give a person before applying for a banning

 

order.

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

104

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  20,  at end insert “and must make all reasonable effort to

 

consult with any affected tenant of the person the authority is intending to proceed

 

against.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require local housing authorities to consult directly with any tenants of a

 

landlord or a letting agent when making a banning order.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

9

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  29,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

5

 

Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

10

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  30,  at end insert “(but see subsection (2A))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 11.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

11

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Where an application is made under section 14(1A) against an officer of a body

 

corporate, the First-tier Tribunal may make a banning order against the officer

 

even if the condition in subsection (1)(b) is not met.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This ensures that where a body corporate commits a banning order offence and an officer commits

 

the same offence, an order can be made against the officer even though he or she was not a

 

residential landlord etc at the time the offence was committed (i.e. because it was the company that

 

was the landlord etc). The amendment is related to amendment 6.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

12

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  39,  leave out “letting” and insert “property”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 


 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

112

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  3,   leave out “6” and insert “12”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that a banning order lasts at least 12 months.

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

105

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A landlord or letting agent subject to a banning order must undertake accredited

 

training, as approved by the local housing authority, before they are able to let a

 

property again.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would equip banned landlords and letting agents with the knowledge and skill to

 

properly manage a property.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

6

 

Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

103

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  10,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

The court may issue a rent repayment order as provided in Chapter 4 of this Part

 

when prosecuting a landlord or letting agent for a banning order offence.

 

(6)    

The court may issue a rent repayment order as provided in Chapter 4 once

 

prosecution of a landlord or letting agent for a housing related offence has

 

commenced and before proceedings have concluded.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow the court to issue a rent repayment order whilst prosecution for a

 

banning order or housing related offence is underway.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

13

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  13,  leave out “person has breached a banning order” and

 

insert “person’s conduct amounts to an offence under section (Offence of breach of

 

banning order)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

14

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  15,  leave out “that applied for the banning order” and

 

insert “for the area in which the housing to which the conduct relates is situated”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes which local housing authority may impose a financial penalty where a

 

person breaches a banning order. At the moment the authority that originally applied for the

 

banning order is responsible for imposing a penalty; the amendment will make the authority where

 

the breach occurs responsible.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

15

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  17,  leave out from “same” to end of line 20 and insert

 

“conduct”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

101

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “, but must not be more than £5,000.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow for an unlimited financial penalty for a breach of a banning order.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 November 2015                  

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

102

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “£5,000” and insert “£20,000”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would increase the financial penalty imposed for breach of a banning order from

 

a maximum of £5,000 to a maximum of £20,000.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

16

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The responsible local housing authority may not impose a financial penalty in

 

respect of any conduct amounting to an offence under section (Offence of breach

 

of banning order) if—

 

(a)    

the person has been convicted of an offence under that section in respect

 

of the conduct, or

 

(b)    

criminal proceedings for the offence have been instituted against the

 

person in respect of the conduct and the proceedings have not been

 

concluded.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that a person does not end up with a financial penalty as well as a

 

conviction for the criminal offence created by NC3.

 

Gareth Thomas

 

94

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  27,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure local housing authorities would be able to retain any financial

 

penalties recovered under Clause 17.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

50

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  5,  leave out “for breaching a banning order” and insert

 

“under section 17”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

51

 

Schedule  1,  page  70,  line  10,  leave out “person’s breach of the banning order” and

 

insert “conduct to which the financial penalty relates”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC3.


 
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