LANDLORDS – You Were Warned!

LANDLORDS – You Were Warned!

18:50 PM, 21st November 2014, About 7 years ago 56

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On 30th October this year I wrote a blog entitled “Is your MP a landlords champion?” you can read it HERE

I asked all Property118 members to send a letter similar to mine to their MP and gave you a link to make it very easy to find your MP’s contact details using just your postcode.

Did you do so?

If not we could be in trouble!

Please see the latest from Shelter below.

Could this be the end of section 21 notices?

If it is, we can probably kiss goodbye to buy to let mortgages as we know them too.

My MP hasn’t even bothered to respond, he is known to support Shelter 🙁 I warned you




by Dr Rosalind Beck

18:03 PM, 4th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Monty. Do you know what stage this Deregulation Bill is at? Also: I wonder if anyone knows what the RLA might be planning in response? I've never really followed the passing of legislation and the procedures but it is becoming more and more necessary to find out what's going on and to try and get our voice heard. When we know more we will have to start contacting our MPs etc all over again...

by Michael Barnes

22:46 PM, 6th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Rosalind " at "04/12/2014 - 18:03":

I knew it would come back, but did not expect it to be added to the Deregulation bill at this late stage.

The bill is close to the end of it's passage through parliament.
It is in the Lords and may not go back to the commons for MPs to re-assess.

Does anyone know how to make representations to the Lords?

by Dr Rosalind Beck

20:18 PM, 7th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Good point Michael. We keep talking about writing to our MPs, when we should now be writing to 'our lords and ladies'. Christ. I never thought I'd have to write to any of that bunch.... I've forgotten everything I learned in 'British Constitution' O' Level. Maybe someone with up-to-date knowledge can give us a little summary and, as you say, let us know the most effective way to make representations to the House of Lords.
Most importantly, we need a bit of an idea of how and if this 'amendment' could be allowed in a new guise, when it was just thoroughly unsupported in another Bill.


10:29 AM, 12th December 2014, About 7 years ago

I had a reply from my MP Gareth Johnson, as he always replies to be fair.
He said he has no property interests declared and is not a landlord.
It would be good if we could have a list of what MP's voted - which way, i.e who were the 60 that supported Sarah Teadsley's attempt.

by Michael Barnes

12:45 PM, 12th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Chris Daniel" at "12/12/2014 - 10:29":

There were not 60 MPs that voted for the bill: they voted to vote on the bill now (i.e. to stop debating it). That vote failed because there were not 100 MPs voting.

The debate on the bill ran out of time, and therefore is effectively dead

by Monty Bodkin

17:08 PM, 15th December 2014, About 7 years ago

All-party parliamentary report here, released today.
Maybe I'm biased but it seems to me like Teather and Shelter were blown out of the water when faced with reasonable arguments against the Bill.
(Taken from an RLA link).


by Mark Alexander

17:21 PM, 15th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "15/12/2014 - 17:08":

Link not working 🙁

by Ian Narbeth

17:24 PM, 15th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "15/12/2014 - 17:08":

It's not necessarily over: see e.g

"It is however thought that the same or similar provisions may instead be included in the Deregulation Bill which is currently in the Committee Stage of the House of Commons".

by Mark Alexander

17:27 PM, 15th December 2014, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Ian Narbeth" at "15/12/2014 - 17:24":

Hi Ian

It is very late in the day to include provisions of a failed bill into a new bill which has the purpose of reducing and clarifying, as opposed to created new legislation don't you think?

Clearly the intention is to sneak this through, so how does one go about making the House of Lords aware of what has occurred, should the Deregulation Bill go through without these late additions being properly challenged?

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