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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 12 June 2018

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Tenant Fees 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includes any withdrawn amendments at the end.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 [5 June 2018].

 

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

4

 

Page  4,  line  9,  leave out Clause 5

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

6

 

Page  25,  line  32,  leave out Schedule 2

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

22

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  21,  leave out “or Schedule 2”

 



 
 

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Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

23

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  35,  leave out “and Schedule 2”

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

24

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  9,  leave out “or Schedule 2”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

2

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  13,  leave out “£5,000” and insert “£30,000”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

3

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  16,  leave out from “exceed” to the end of line 17 and insert

 

“£30,000”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

25

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  29,  leave out subsection (5)

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

26

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  43,  leave out subsections (6) to (9)

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

27

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out “(2), (5) or (8)” and insert “(2) or (5)”

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

28

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  13,  leave out subsection (2)


 
 

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Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

29

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  20,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

30

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  21,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

31

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  23,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

32

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

33

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  35,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

13

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  36,  after “that” insert “, with the consent of the relevant

 

person,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that the consent of a tenant or the person acting on their behalf or who

 

has guaranteed to pay their rent must consent to the use of a prohibited payment for rent payments

 

or tenancy deposit payments.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

34

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  37,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

35

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  39,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

14

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  4,  leave out “all or any part of”, and insert—

 

    

“a sum of money not less than and not more than three times”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would enable tenants to claim back prohibited payments without assistance from


 
 

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the local authority, along with compensation from the landlord or letting agent worth up to three

 

times the fee paid.

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

36

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  23,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

37

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  28,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

38

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  30,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

39

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  32,  leave out “or deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

40

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  34,  leave out “or deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

41

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  36,  leave out “or deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

42

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  39,  leave out “or holding deposit”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

15

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

No section 21 notice may be given in relation to the tenancy until the end of a

 

period six months from:

 

(a)    

the day after the day on which the final notice in respect of the penalty

 

for the breach was served; or


 
 

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(b)    

the day after the day on which any appeal against the final notice is

 

determined or withdrawn.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would protect tenants against the issue of a section 21 notice when a penalty has

 

been applied in relation to a breach under Clauses 1 and 2 of this Bill.

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

43

 

Clause  26,  page  16,  leave out line 34

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

16

 

Clause  28,  page  19,  line  33,  leave out “one year” and insert “six months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would reduce the period of transitional provision from a year to six months.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

17

 

Clause  28,  page  19,  line  37,  leave out “one year” and insert “six months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would reduce the period of transitional provision from a year to six months.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

18

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  10,  leave out “one year” and insert “six months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would reduce the period of transitional provision from a year to six months.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

19

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  14,  leave out “one year” and insert “six months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would reduce the period of transitional provision from a year to six months.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

44

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  22,  leave out subsection (11)

 



 
 

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Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

20

 

Clause  32,  page  21,  line  17,  leave out from “force” to end of subsection (1) and

 

insert “on the day on which it is passed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would bring the Act into force on the day it is passed.

 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

21

 

Clause  32,  page  21,  line  21,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Sarah Jones

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Enforcement: costs

 

The Secretary of State shall reimburse—

 

(a)    

a lead enforcement authority, where this is not the Secretary of State, for

 

any costs incurred by the authority in the exercise of its duties under

 

section 23 or section 24 of this Act, and

 

(b)    

an enforcement authority for any additional costs incurred by that

 

authority in the exercise of its duties under section 1 or section 2 of this

 

Act.”

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Transferable deposits

 

The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument amend

 

paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to make provision which enables a relevant person, at

 

the conclusion of a tenancy, to transfer all or part of a tenancy deposit from the

 

landlord or agent with whom that tenancy was held to a second landlord or agent”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would enable the Secretary of  State to provide for a tenant to transfer their

 

deposit from one landlord to the next when moving tenancy, rather than needing to find the money

 

for a new deposit before the old one had been refunded.

 



 
 

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Melanie Onn

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on operation of Tenant Fees Act

 

The Secretary of State shall within a period of 12 months from the date of

 

commencement of this Act and annually for the four years thereafter lay before

 

Parliament a report on the operation of this Act, setting out the number of

 

breaches of sections 1 and 2, the number and amounts of financial penalties levied

 

by enforcement authorities, and the number of criminal prosecutions commenced

 

and concluded in each 12-month period”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to report annually for five years on the effect

 

of the Act.

 

 

Order of the House [21 May 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Tenant Fees Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 
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