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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 26 November 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Housing and Planning Bill


 

[Eighth and Ninth Sittings]


 

Clause 48, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Negatived on division  110

 

Clause  49,  page  22,  line  10,   at end insert—

 

“(e)    

the local housing authority responds to a request by the landlord confirming that

 

they suspect the property to be abandoned.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  116

 

Clause  50,  page  22,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

If the unpaid rent condition has been met and a new payment of rent is made

 

before the notice under section 49 is given, the unpaid rent condition ceases to be

 

met (irrespective of the period to which the new payment of rent relates).”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  117

 

Clause  50,  page  22,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In this section “rent” means rent lawfully due from the tenant.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  118

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  23,  leave out “the tenant and any named occupier two” and


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

insert “three”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  119

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The first two warning notices must be given to the tenant and any named occupier

 

using one of the methods in section 53(1) or (2).

 

( )    

The third warning notice must be given by fixing it to some conspicuous part of

 

the premises to which the tenancy relates.”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  108

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  32,   leave out “8” and insert “12”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  107

 

Clause  51,  page  22,   leave out lines 34 to 37

 

Teresa Pearce

 

John Healey

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  109

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  38,   leave out “two weeks, and no more than 4 weeks” and

 

insert “4 weeks, and no more than 8 weeks”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  120

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The third warning notice must be given before the period of 5 days ending with

 

the date specified in the warning notices under subsection (2)(b).”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  121

 

Clause  51,  page  22,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State may make regulations setting out the form that the third

 

warning notice must take.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 52 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  122

 

Clause  53,  page  23,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

This section sets out the methods for giving—

 

(a)    

a notice under section 49;

 

(b)    

the first or second warning notices under section 51.”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  123

 

Clause  53,  page  23,  line  12,  leave out “A notice under section 49 or 51” and insert

 

“The notice”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  124

 

Clause  53,  page  23,  line  14,  leave out “A notice under section 49 or 51 that” and

 

insert “If the notice”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  125

 

Clause  53,  page  23,  line  15,  after “person” insert “it”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  126

 

Clause  53,  page  23,  line  21,  at end insert “, and

 

( )    

in the case of a tenant, leaving it at or sending it to every postal address

 

in the United Kingdom of every guarantor, marked for the attention of the

 

tenant.

 

( )    

In subsection (2) “guarantor”, in relation to a tenant, means a person who has

 

agreed with the landlord to guarantee the performance by the tenant of any of the

 

tenant’s obligations under the tenancy.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 54 and 55 Agreed to.

 


 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  136

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  84,  page  34,  leave out lines 19 and 20

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  127

 

Clause  85,  page  34,  line  26,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—


 
 

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“(3)    

In section 66 (tests for fitness and satisfactory management arrangements: houses

 

in multiple occupation)—

 

(a)    

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

A local housing authority in England must also have regard to

 

any evidence within subsection (3A) or (3B).”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (2), in paragraph (c), after “tenant law” insert “(including

 

Part 3 of the Immigration Act 2014)”;

 

(c)    

after subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Evidence is within this subsection if it shows that P—

 

(a)    

requires leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom

 

but does not have it; or

 

(b)    

is insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.

 

(3B)    

Evidence is within this subsection if—

 

(a)    

it shows that any person associated or formerly

 

associated with P (whether on a personal, work or other

 

basis) is a person to whom subsection (3A)(a) or (b)

 

applies; and

 

(b)    

it appears to the authority that the evidence is relevant to

 

the question whether P is a fit and proper person to be the

 

licence holder or (as the case may be) the manager of the

 

house.”

 

(4)    

In section 70 (revocation of licences), in subsection (2), in the words after

 

paragraph (c)—

 

(a)    

for “Section 66(1) applies” substitute “Section 66(1) and (1A) apply”;

 

(b)    

for “it applies” substitute “they apply”.”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  137

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  85,  page  34,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

has a current entry on the Database of Rogue Landlords and Letting

 

Agents as set out in Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2015.

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  128

 

Clause  85,  page  35,  line  5,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

In section 89 (tests for fitness and satisfactory management arrangements: certain

 

other houses)—

 

(a)    

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

A local housing authority in England must also have regard to

 

any evidence within subsection (3A) or (3B).”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (2), in paragraph (c), after “tenant law” insert “(including

 

Part 3 of the Immigration Act 2014)”;

 

(c)    

after subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Evidence is within this subsection if it shows that P—

 

(a)    

requires leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom

 

but does not have it; or

 

(b)    

is insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

(3B)    

Evidence is within this subsection if—

 

(a)    

it shows that any person associated or formerly

 

associated with P (whether on a personal, work or other

 

basis) is a person to whom subsection (3A)(a) or (b)

 

applies; and

 

(b)    

it appears to the authority that the evidence is relevant to

 

the question whether P is a fit and proper person to be the

 

licence holder or (as the case may be) the manager of the

 

house.”

 

(6)    

In section 93, in subsection (2), in the words after paragraph (c)—

 

(a)    

for “Section 89(1) applies” substitute “Section 89(1) and (1A) apply”;

 

(b)    

for “it applies” substitute “they apply”.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  138

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  86,  page  35,  line  24,  leave out “as an alternative” and insert “in addition”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Withdrawn  139

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  9,  leave out “but must not be more than £5,000”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  140

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  42,  leave out “but must not be more than £5,000”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  141

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  4,  page  79,  line  32,  leave out “but must not be more than £5,000”

 

Teresa Pearce

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Not called  142

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  4,  page  80,  line  20,  leave out “but must not be more than £2,000”


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 87 to 90 Agreed to.

 


 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  129

 

Schedule  5,  page  83,  line  21,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “appropriate

 

national authority”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  130

 

Schedule  5,  page  83,  line  24,  leave out sub-paragraph (4) and insert—

 

    “(4)  

At the end insert—

 

    “(7)  

In sub-paragraph (1) “appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a tenancy of land in England, the Secretary of

 

State;

 

(b)    

in relation to a tenancy of land in Wales, the Welsh

 

Ministers.

 

      (8)  

Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may include transitional

 

provision.

 

      (9)  

Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) are to be made by statutory

 

instrument.

 

    (10)  

A statutory instrument containing regulations under sub-paragraph

 

(1) is subject to annulment—

 

(a)    

in the case of an instrument made by the Secretary of State,

 

in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament;

 

(b)    

in the case of an instrument made by the Welsh Ministers,

 

in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for

 

Wales.””

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  131

 

Schedule  5,  page  84,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“3  (1)  

Section 100 (orders and regulations) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), after “Secretary of State” insert “or the Welsh Ministers”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

Any power of the Welsh Ministers to make regulations under this Part

 

shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which (except in the case

 

of regulations making only such provision as is mentioned in section

 

99(6)) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the

 

National Assembly for Wales.””

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  132

 

Schedule  5,  page  84,  line  9,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “appropriate

 

national authority”


 
 

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Housing and Planning Bill, continued

 
 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  133

 

Schedule  5,  page  84,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

After sub-paragraph (10) insert—

 

  “(11)  

In sub-paragraph (2) “appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a leasehold interest of land in England, the

 

Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

in relation to a leasehold interest of land in Wales, the

 

Welsh Ministers.””

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  134

 

Schedule  5,  page  84,  line  29,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “appropriate

 

national authority”

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Agreed to  135

 

Schedule  5,  page  84,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

After sub-paragraph (9) insert—

 

  “(10)  

In sub-paragraph (2) “appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a leasehold interest of land in England, the

 

Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

in relation to a leasehold interest of land in Wales, the

 

Welsh Ministers.””

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 91 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 1 December at 9.25am


 

 

Revised 04 January 2016