Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Bill 2012-13

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Information from the UK Parliament website on the Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Bill 2012-2013 while the video of the reading of the bill can be found on the BBC website.

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 26 April 2013. As the House is not expected to sit on this day it is unlikely to be debated on this date. The sponsoring MP may choose another day for the second reading.

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on 26 February 2013 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Jeremy Corbyn.

Summary of the Regulation of the Private Rented Sector Bill 2012-13

A Bill to provide for the regulation of letting agents; to protect tenants’ deposits; to require the enforcement of environmental and energy-efficiency standards in private-sector rented accommodation; to amend the law on secure tenancies; to provide for fair rent to be applicable to all rented accommodation; to require landlords not to discriminate against people in receipt of state benefits; to require local authorities to establish a private rented sector office; and for connected purposes.

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