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Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2017                  

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Homelessness Reduction Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  11,  leave out lines 29 and 30

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendments 12 and 13, limit the grounds on which a notice can be given

 

under new section 193A of the Housing Act 1996 (inserted by clause 7), so that it can only be given

 

if the applicant deliberately and unreasonably refuses to take a step that the applicant agreed to

 

take, or that was recorded, under new section 189A of that Act (inserted by clause 3).

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  12,  leave out lines 9 to 11

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 11.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  12,  line  16,  leave out from “refuse” to “after” in line 17 and insert

 

“to take any such step”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 11.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  16,  after “made” insert “by a private landlord”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendments 15 and 16, make it clear that a final offer of an assured

 

shorthold tenancy would not be made by the local housing authority itself, but rather be made by

 

a private landlord and approved by the authority. A local housing authority cannot grant an

 

assured shorthold tenancy - see sections 1 and 19A of, and paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to, the

 

Housing Act 1988.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  19,  leave out “by or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 14.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  29,  leave out from “not” to “unless” in line 30 and insert

 

“approve a final accommodation offer, or make a final Part 6 offer,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 14.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 23 January 2017                  

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Homelessness Reduction Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  39,  after “if” insert “—

 

(a)    

section 193ZA(3) disapplies this section, or

 

(b)    

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment inserts, into section 193 of the Housing Act 1996, a reference to section 193ZA of

 

that Act (inserted by amendment 10), under which section 193 can be disapplied.

 


 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  15,  line  6,  after “section” insert “193ZA or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows an applicant to request a review of a local housing authority’s decision as

 

to the suitability of accommodation offered to the applicant by way of a final accommodation offer

 

or a final Part 6 offer under section 193ZA of the Housing Act 1996 (inserted by amendment 10).

 


 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  17,  line  22,  after “section” insert “193ZA(6) or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment applies the provision in article 3 of the Homelessness (Suitability of

 

Accommodation) (England) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2601), about when accommodation is to be

 

regarded as unsuitable, to a decision by a local housing authority as to whether they should

 

approve a final accommodation offer by a private landlord for the purposes of section 193ZA of

 

the Housing Act 1996 (inserted by amendment 10).

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  17,  line  26,  leave out “vulnerable person” and insert “person who

 

has a priority need”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment applies the provision in article 3 of the Homelessness (Suitability of

 

Accommodation) (England) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/2601), about when accommodation is to be

 

regarded as unsuitable, to accommodation secured by a local housing authority, in discharge of

 

their duty under section 189B(2) or 195(2) (inserted by clauses 5 and 4, respectively), for all

 

persons who have a priority need rather than just “vulnerable persons”.

 

Mr Marcus Jones

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  17,  leave out lines 32 to 37

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 20. This amendment removes the definition of “vulnerable person”.

 


 
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