Amendments proposed to the Housing Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

1

Page     86,     line     19,     leave out Clause 127.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

2

Page     86,     line     30,     leave out Clause 128.


   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

277

Clause     166,     page     117,     line     34,     leave out 'companies' and insert 'organisations'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

278

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(e)   any conditions necessary to ensure equivalence of regulation between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.

    (f)   any conditions necessary to ensure equivalence of standards between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

279

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     38,     leave out 'company' and insert 'organisation'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

280

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     leave out 'company' and insert 'organisation'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

281

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

282

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Conditions specified under subsection (6) will include those necessary to ensure equivalence of regulation between recipients of grant under this section and registered social landlords.'.

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms (R)
Mr Mark Field

283

Clause     166,     page     118,     line     47,     leave out from 'section' to the end of line 7 on page 119.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 6

Tenancy deposit scheme (compulsory)

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The appropriate national authority will by order introduce a mandatory tenancy deposit scheme within 12 months of the implementation of this Part, subject to an affirmative resolution of both Houses.'.


Empty Homes (Management orders)

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State will by order introduce a scheme for Empty Homes Management Orders within 12 months of Royal Assent, subject to an affirmative resolution of both Houses.'.


Amendment of Caravan Sites Act 1968

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Bob Blizzard
Mr Bill Olner
Andrew George
Mr Edward Davey

Mr David DrewColin BurgonDr Rudi Viz
Barbara FollettMr Kevin HughesDerek Wyatt

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Caravan Sites Act 1968 is amended as follows:

    (2)   For section 5(5) there is substituted—

      "(5) The Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c43)(protection against harassment and eviction without due process of law) shall apply to any premises being a caravan stationed on a protected site.".

    (3)   After section 5 there is inserted—

      "5A In deciding whether a person is a fit and proper person to be the licence holder or manager of a residential park the local housing authority must have regard to the criteria set out in Clause 55 of the Housing Bill.

      5B Where the holder of a site licence in respect of any land has or intends to transfer his interest in the land to which the licence relates he shall inform the local authority and provide them with the name and address of the transferee.

      5C A local authority which has issued a site licence shall be under a duty regularly to consider whether it is necessary or desirable to attach conditions to the licence or to alter or cancel existing conditions and to take all reasonable steps to ensure that such conditions as are attached to a site licence are being complied with."

    (4)   In section 9, leave out "level 4" and insert "£20,000 in accordance with s82 of the Housing Act 2004".

    (5)   After section 10(1), insert—

      "(1A) Where the holder of a site licence in respect of any land has or intends to transfer his interest in the land to which the licence relates he shall inform the local authority and provide them with the name and address of the transferee.".

    (6)   After section 10, insert—

      "11, A local authority which has issued a site licence shall be under a duty regularly to consider whether it is necessary or desirable to attach conditions to the licence or to alter or cancel existing conditions and to take all reasonable steps to ensure that such conditions as are attached to a site licence are being complied with.".'.


Residents associations

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Bob Blizzard
Mr Bill Olner
Andrew George
Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

Colin BurgonDerek WyattMr Kevin Hughes
Mr David DrewDr Rudi Viz

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

       'A Residents Association shall be recognised on each protected site to meet regularly with the licensee and management to review park standards and amenities and negotiate the pitch fee.'.


Responsibility of the residential park licensee

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Bob Blizzard
Mr Bill Olner
Andrew George
Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green

Derek WyattMr Kevin HughesColin Burgon
Mr David DrewDr Rudi Viz

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Before the making of an agreement to which this Act applies the owner of the protected site shall give to the potential buyer a copy of the written statement.

    (2)   The written statement shall be signed by both parties on the day of sale.

    (3)   The implied terms of that written statement shall include particulars of the land on which the occupier is entitled to station the park home sufficient to identify—

      (a) the boundaries of the land on which the mobile home may be located;

      (b) and the services provided on that land.'.


Regulations for Park Homes

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms [R]
Mr Mark Field

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Democratically constituted residents' associations should be recognised by landlords.

    (2)   The procurement of new homes, supply of energy and capital items associated with individual homes, should be available on open market terms and home owners should not be required to purchase solely from the park owner.

    (3)   The appropriate national authority may, through secondary legislation, add to the terms of the Mobile Homes Act issuing extra items to the implied terms of the agreement.

    (4)   The Caravan Sites Act 1968 should be amended to follow the terms of legislation giving protection against harassment and illegal eviction to private rented tenants.

    (5)   The licensee of the site should meet the relevant fitness standards as set out in section 76.

    (6)   The relevant local authority sites should should be subject to licence conditions where they are currently exempt.'.


Accessible housing registers for the disabled

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms [R]
Mr Mark Field

NC20

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Each local housing authority must maintain an "accessible housing register".

    (2)   The housing register must outline—

      (a) Current and proposed accessible residential properties in the local authority area (whether purpose-built or adapted) with details of the access features relating to each property; and

      (b) The provisions available for disabled people who require accessible housing.

    (3)   For the purpose of this section "accessible residential properties" means dwellings, flats and HMOs which provide a reasonable means of access and ease of use for disabled people, or which may be easily adapted to provide such access and ease of use.

    (4)   The appropriate national authority may give guidance to local housing authorities about exercising their functions under this section.'.


Warm homes

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Robert Syms [R]
Mr Mark Field

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The appropriate national authority should issue guidance for the improvement (where appropriate) of existing HMOs and the implementation in future housing stock (where possible) of—

      (a) installation of products manufactured for cavity walls, loft or underfloor installation, external and internal wall cladding and draft proofing

      (b) Greater control of domestic heating systems, low emissivity glazing and efficient fitting of pipes and plumbing.

    (2)   The local housing authority should seek to act in accordance with subsection 1 and with the Sustainable Energy Act 2003.'.


Obligation to provide and facilitate provision of caravan sites

   

Ms Karen Buck

NC22

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Each local planning authority shall make provision in local development documents for adequate and suitable accommodation to meet the needs of all Gypsies and Travellers residing in or resorting to their area, having regard to the Regional Spatial Strategy (Spatial Development Strategy for planning authorities in Greater London).

    (2)   Without prejudice to their obligations to discharge any of their functions, every local authority, being a district council, the council of a metropolitan district or London Borough, or unitary authority shall—

      (a) facilitate the provision of, and

      (b) if necessary secure the provision of,

       adequate and suitable accommodation to meet the needs of all Gypsies and Travellers residing in or resorting to their area.

    (3)   In exercising the above, such authorities shall have particular regard to—

      (a) the requirements of children,

      (b) the health and safety of the community,

      (c) access to services.

    (4)   The Secretary of State shall provide such guidance as he considers appropriate for the purpose of ensuring the better performance by those persons of their duties under subsections (1), (2) and (3). This shall include, but not be restricted to guidance on—

      (a) Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs assessment,

      (b) consultation with Gypsies and Travellers on site location and design.'.



 
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