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MPs have today voted unanimously to pass the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 this morning in the House of Commons and it now moves to the Committee stage, where detailed examination of the Bill takes place.
Please Click Here to see full details of the Bill drawn up so far.
This first battle is a win for Labour MP, Karen Buck, who brought the Private Members’ Bill forward and includes giving tenants the right to take legal action over the habitation standards of private rental property.
The Bill had previously been defeated in Parliament by conservative MPs, but was reintroduced by Karen Buck after the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.
However, in a complete turn around, The Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government has decided it will help the Labour MP to draft the Bill and Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, announced his Government’s support for new legislation.
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