Analysis of Government policy, and its impact, to increase the supply of privately rented properties in England, as well as analysis of policy proposals from those within the sector, both from large-scale institutional investors and from small-scale individual landlords.
This Commons Library briefing paper explains the law in relation to retaliatory eviction of private tenants and evidence around the extent to which it occurs, before going on to explain reforms to the law. The paper covers the position in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This Commons Library briefing paper describes the assistance available to help owner occupiers to carry out repairs and improvements to their homes. Most assistance is administered by local authorities.
This Commons Library briefing paper provides background information on a Private Member's Bill which is seeking to bring most Crown tenancies within the assured tenancy regime under the Housing Act 1988.
There will be a Westminster Hall debate on 'Private renting solutions for homeless and vulnerable people' on Wednesday 8th February 2017. This Commons Library debate pack provides background information on the use of the PRS to prevent and relieve homelessness.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains how the household benefit cap operates and considers evidence of its impact to date. It also covers the reductions in the benefit cap being phased in from 7 November 2016, and their likely impact.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the pay to stay scheme in England under which social landlords can charge tenants with an income of over £60,000 market or near market rents. The Government included measures in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to make higher rents compulsory for council tenants earning over £40,000 in London and £31,000 elsewhere. On 21 November 2016 the Government announced that the mandatory pay to stay scheme would not be introduced. Councils and housing associations retain discretion over whether or not to implement higher rents for tenants with higher incomes.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on amendments made to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 during its Committee, Report and Third Reading stages in the House of Lords. The paper has been updated to include further consideration of the Bill by the Commons and Lords (Ping Pong).