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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 5 September 2018

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Tenant Fees Bill


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Speaker.

 

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  17,  after “(c),” insert—

 

“( )    

requires the person to do any of those things—

 

(i)    

as a result of an act or default of the person relating to such a

 

tenancy or housing let under it, and

 

(ii)    

otherwise than pursuant to, or for the breach of, a provision of a

 

tenancy agreement,”

 



 
 

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  6,  after “tenancy,” insert—

 

“(aa)    

requires the person to do any of those things pursuant to a provision of an

 

agreement with the person relating to such a tenancy which requires or

 

purports to require the person to do any of those things in the event of an

 

act or default of the person,

 

(ab)    

requires the person to do any of those things pursuant to a provision of an

 

agreement with the person relating to such a tenancy which requires or

 

purports to require the person to do any of those things if the tenancy is

 

varied, assigned, novated or terminated,

 

(ac)    

requires the person to do any of those things—

 

(i)    

as a result of an act or default of the person relating to such a

 

tenancy or housing let under it, and

 

(ii)    

otherwise than pursuant to, or for the breach of, an agreement

 

entered into before the person’s act or default,”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

This section does not apply to a requirement imposed by a letting agent on a

 

relevant person if—

 

(a)    

the requirement is imposed by the letting agent in consideration of

 

providing a service to a tenant,

 

(b)    

as part of that service the agent finds housing for the tenant to rent and

 

the tenant rents that housing, and

 

(c)    

the agent does not act on behalf of the landlord of that housing, whether

 

in relation to that housing or any other housing.”

 


 

Melanie Onn

 

Negatived on division  1

 

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

 

Melanie Onn

 

Not called  2

 

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

 

“£30,000”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  38,  leave out from “(6)” to “in” in line 39 and insert “Only

 

one financial penalty under this section may be imposed”

 



 
 

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  27,  after “that” insert “, with the consent of the relevant

 

person”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  17,  after “that” insert “, with the consent of the relevant

 

person”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  22,  at end insert “, or

 

( )    

the enforcement authority brings proceedings for an offence under

 

section 12 and the defendant in the proceedings is convicted of the

 

offence.”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  12

 

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

 

person”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  6,  leave out from “period” to end of line 7 and insert

 

“specified in the order”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

A period specified under subsection (9) must be a period of at least 7 days but not

 

more than 14 days beginning with the day after that on which the order is made.”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  16,  page  11,  line  12,  after “person” insert “—(a)”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  16,  page  11,  line  13,  at end insert “, or

 

(b)    

to recover all or part of an amount which the First-tier Tribunal orders to

 

be paid to the relevant person under that section.”


 
 

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  16,  page  11,  line  14,  leave out “to apply”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  31,  after “if” insert “, with the consent of the relevant

 

person”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  17,  page  11,  line  40,  after “if” insert “, with the consent of the relevant

 

person”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  28,  page  19,  line  39,  after “landlord” insert “or a letting agent”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  21

 

Clause  28,  page  19,  line  41,  after “(b)” insert “the landlord or letting agent”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  22

 

Clause  28,  page  19,  line  43,  after “landlord” insert “or letting agent”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  23

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  18,  after “(b)” insert “the letting agent”

 


 

Daniel Kawczynski

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Not called  4

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“Letting agent charges

 

3A  (1)  

A payment to a letting agent or third party for the establishment or renewal of

 

a tenancy is a permitted payment.

 

      (2)  

In this section, a payment for the establishment or renewal of a tenancy may

 

include, but is not limited to, fees for—

 

(a)    

administrative costs,

 

(b)    

credit checks,


 
 

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

tenancy renewal fees, and

 

(d)    

inventory charges.

 

      (3)  

The total payment under this section must not exceed £300.”

 

Melanie Onn

 

Negatived on division  3

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  30,  leave out paragraph 4 and insert—

 

“Payment of Landlord or Agent expenses

 

4    (1)  

A payment that a tenant is required to make to cover a landlord’s or agent’s

 

reasonable loss arising from a breach of a fair condition of the tenancy

 

agreement by the tenant is a permitted payment.

 

      (2)  

In this paragraph a “fair condition” is one that relates to—

 

(a)    

the replacement cost of a lost key or security device, or

 

(b)    

payment of the amount of late rent payments and interest relating to

 

those payments

 

            

arising under or in connection with the tenancy.

 

      (3)  

Paragraph 4(2)(a) does not apply if the payment required—

 

(a)    

pertains to rent that was paid within 14 days of the date due under the

 

tenancy agreement, or

 

(b)    

exceeds the interest at Bank of England base rate on the rent from the

 

day the rent was due to the day it was paid.

 

      (4)  

Paragraph 4(2)(b) does not apply if the condition in the tenancy agreement

 

prescribes a fixed fee to be paid for each breach of this term.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  24

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  31,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  25

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  32,  leave out from first “the” to end of line 33 and insert

 

“tenancy agreement requires the payment to be made.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  26

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  38,  leave out “loss suffered” and insert “costs which—

 

( )    

are reasonably incurred”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  27

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  38,  at end insert “or letting agent”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  28

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  39,  after “default,” insert “and

 

“( )    

are supported by evidence in writing which is provided to the person

 

on whom the requirement to make the payment is imposed,”


 
 

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  29

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  2,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  30

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  15,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  31

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  25,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  32

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  38,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  33

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  39,  leave out from “payment” to end of line 41

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  34

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  2,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  35

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  3,  leave out from first “the” to end of line 4 and insert

 

“tenancy agreement requires the payment to be made.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  36

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  5,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  37

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  7,  leave out from second “the” to end of line 8 and insert

 

“tenancy agreement requires the payment to be made.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  38

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  13,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  39

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  leave out line 15 and insert “tenancy agreement requires the

 

payment to be made.”


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 5 September 2018              

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Tenant Fees Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  40

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  19,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  41

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  20,  leave out from “the” to end of line 21 and insert

 

“tenancy agreement requires the payment to be made.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  42

 

Schedule  1,  page  25,  line  22,  leave out “that a tenant is required to make”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  43

 

Schedule  2,  page  26,  line  24,  after “applied” insert “, with the consent of the person

 

by whom it was paid”

 


 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  44

 

Schedule  3,  page  27,  line  33,  after second “paragraph” insert “4(3A) (period for

 

payment),”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  45

 

Schedule  3,  page  28,  line  27,  leave out from second “the” to end of line 28 and

 

insert “relevant period.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  46

 

Schedule  3,  page  28,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

  “(3A)  

In sub-paragraph (3) “the relevant period” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a financial penalty under section 8, the period of 28 days

 

beginning with the day after that on which the notice is served;

 

(b)    

in relation to an amount which is required to be paid under section

 

10(2), (5) or (8) or 11(1), the period specified in the notice.

 

    (3B)  

A period specified as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3A)(b) must be a period of

 

at least 7 days but not more than 14 days beginning with the day after that on

 

which the notice is served.”

 

Secretary James Brokenshire

 

Agreed to  47

 

Schedule  3,  page  29,  line  8,  leave out from “period” to end of line 9 and insert “that

 

is the relevant period in relation to the penalty by virtue of paragraph 4(3A).”


 
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