This Insight explores the response from tenant and landlord bodies as the ban on hearing housing possession cases in courts in England and Wales ends.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
- The Queen’s Speech
- Queen’s Speech background paper
- Consultation: A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants
- Consultation: Tenancy deposit reform: a call for evidence
- Commons Library Briefing Paper: The end of ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions
- Commons Library Briefing Paper: Tenancy deposit schemes
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This briefing paper explains measures taken by the Government during the coronavirus outbreak to assist households to retain their homes and enable local authorities to tackle the specific challenges faced by rough sleepers. The paper covers lifting of the ban on evictions from 20 September In England and Wales and the introduction of extended notice periods. The paper is being updated regularly to take account of new developments.
This Commons Library paper discusses the reforms to taxation of sales of residential property that have been made in recent years, before looking at earlier debates about the way house sales have been taxed.