PMQs – May’s response to 3 year tenancy question

by Yvonne Patterson

13:50 PM, 5th September 2018
About 2 months ago

PMQs – May’s response to 3 year tenancy question

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PMQs – May’s response to 3 year tenancy question

Prime Ministers Questions House of Commons 05/09/2018

Question from Labour MP Helen Hayes – Dulwich and West Norwood

“It has been reported this morning that the Treasury and Number 10 are blocking plans for legally binding 3 year tenancies for private renters. This is of great concern to private renters in my constituency including many families sending their children back to school this week not knowing where they will be living this time next year.

“Will the Prime Minister make a clear promise to private tenants that they will be entitled to 3 year tenancies in law.”

Response from Theresa May:

“Can I say to the Honorable Lady that we are keen to support tenants to access longer more secure tenancies, whilst also ensuring obviously landlords are able to recover their property when needed.

“The consultation on overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector closed on the 26th August. It considered the various barriers to longer tenancies and how to overcome them, it did propose a new 3 year tenancy model with a 6 month break clause. We asked for views on viability on how that could be implemented, we are now analysing those responses and will provide information on the next steps once we have done that.”



Comments

Whiteskifreak Surrey

9:31 AM, 6th September 2018
About 2 months ago

"38 degrees" are now running the campaign for 3 years tenancies. I have written to them regarding this, but they seem to be completely blind to the facts. I even mentioned S24, no reaction Of course I did not sign that.
Perhaps P118 should try the very own campaign about rent increase due to S24 via them? They can be very effective (sometimes). Or is it a step too far?

Neil Patterson

10:03 AM, 6th September 2018
About 2 months ago

This was our last petition using them >> https://www.property118.com/started-petition-38-degrees/

I have started a petition on 38 Degrees

Please will you help me to explain to the Government how to solve the housing crisis as opposed to making it worse?

Politicians and the media seem only speak in sound-bites these days, so that’s how I have worded the petition I’ve started on 38 Degrees.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

15:21 PM, 6th September 2018
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 06/09/2018 - 10:03
Thanks Neil - I of course signed it some time ago... Too much work in the office, just put 2 and 2 together much later... Apologies for confusion

Chris Daniel

8:07 AM, 8th September 2018
About 2 months ago

Heather and I have devised a 10 question survey on Survey Monkey. It was published on p118 for comment last week - before being launched. Surprisingly,, it's had No response ?

Old Mrs Landlord

9:39 AM, 8th September 2018
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 08/09/2018 - 08:07
I can't find this survey Chris, can you provide a link? However, in the course of my search I found a DPS survey in 2015 which found 80% of tenants wanted contracts of one year or less. They don't appear to be publicising this in connection with the current proposed legislation, so perhaps we should quote it in our responses. I only wish I'd seen it before the government's enquiry closed, as it certainly backs up our experience.

Mike Amapola

12:04 PM, 8th September 2018
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 08/09/2018 - 08:07
Hi Chris, I cannot find reference to your survey on 118 Do you have a link to it or is it just a comment on a particular post ?


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