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Government support Private Members Bill 19/01/2018 Labelled as Legislation

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid has confirmed government support for measures proposed by Karen Buck Labour MP for Westminster North in a Private Member's Bill which will require councils and other landlords to  ensure that the homes they manage are fit for human habitation or face prosecution.


The Private Member's Bill on Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability of Housing Standards) will require:


  • that all landlords (both social and private sector) must ensure that their property is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout and;


  • where a landlord fails to do so, the tenant has the right to take legal action in the courts for breach of contract on the grounds that the property is unfit for human habitation.


The Bill was presented to Parliament through the on Wednesday 19 July 2017 and is expected to have its second readingdebate on Friday 19 January 2018.


We will keep members advised as the Bill progresses.

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