Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Commentary on provisions of Bill

Clause 1: Duty to grant old-style secure tenancies: victims of domestic abuse

9 This clause would amend the 1985 Act to provide that the limited exceptions where an old-style secure tenancy must still be offered by a local authority include a new exception for victims of domestic abuse. It also inserts a definition of "abuse" and "domestic abuse".

Clause 2: Extent, commencement and short title

10 This clause provides that the provisions of the Bill extend to England and Wales only. It also provides for commencement of the provisions of the Bill.

11 This clause also sets out the short title for the Bill on receiving Royal Assent as the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Act 2018.


Prepared 19th December 2017