Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Eighth Report



14.  On 15 October 2002, the Government laid before Parliament a proposal for a draft Regulatory Reform (Assured Periodic Tenancies)(Rent Increases) Order 2003, together with a Statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. We reported on the Government's proposals on 18 December 2002.[4]

15.  The order concerns periodic assured tenancies of less than one month. Its amends section 13 of the Housing Act 1988 so as to enable landlords to increase rents on the same day each year.

16.  In our earlier Report, we recommended no changes to the draft which we considered. No amendments have been made to the draft by the Government.


17.  In our first Report on this proposal, we concluded that it was appropriate to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001. We remain of this view, and therefore recommend that the order, as it now stands, is in a form satisfactory to be submitted to the House for affirmative resolution.

4   6th Report, HL Paper 32, Session 2002-03. Back

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