This briefing paper explains the statutory overcrowding standard in England, efforts to update the standard, and Government approaches to tackling the problem.
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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The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees. The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills.
This briefing looks at social rented housing, barriers to development, and prospects for a “step change” in supply, including data on need and supply.
This briefing paper explains measures taken by the Government during the coronavirus outbreak to assist households in the rented sector to retain their homes. The paper covers the introduction of extended notice periods and restrictions on the enforcement of court orders. The ban on enforcing eviction orders in England ends on 31 May 2021. There are widespread calls for more assistance for landlords and tenants in response to the economic pressures they are facing.