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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what guidance she issues to Departments in respect of their providing full answers to questions for written answer, particularly when failure to answer has been followed up. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL5717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. All Ministers are accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p> </p><p>To inform Ministers in answering questions put to them, the Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, the longstanding rules of this House on Questions for Written Answer (rules that the House reaffirmed in agreeing to the Procedure Committee’s 5<sup>th</sup> Report of the 2014-15 Session) set out that all answers should be complete and comprehensible.</p><p> </p><p>If any member has particular concerns about a response that they have received that they consider does not adhere to these rules, I would encourage them to raise it with me directly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5810 more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Registration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of steps taken in other countries requiring home owners to offer only their primary residences as short-term holiday lets and to register with the local council and pay a fee before doing so. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL12447 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We do not intend to introduce new legislation to prohibit short term lets or require households to register these lets. Instead, the Government is encouraging the Short Term Accommodation Association to drive up standards and promote best practice in the industry, and to work with local authorities to support their enforcement and monitoring functions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:01:08.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:01:08.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
1051951
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Greater Manchester more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns about the growth in short-term letting in Manchester. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL13285 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an assessment of concerns about the growth in short-term letting in Manchester. We believe that it is for local authorities to assess the impact within their area. The Government does however monitor broader trends in private rented housing through the English Housing Survey.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T16:43:16.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:43:16.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 February (HL Deb, col 88), what assessment they have made (1) of reports in the media, as broadcast on BBC1 on 25 February, about companies offering advice to circumvent the 90-day limit for short-term lettings, and (2) of the existing regulatory framework for those who offer such lettings; and what plans they have to ensure that the 90-day limit is enforced. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL14143 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that it is illegal to let a property out on a short-term basis in London for more than 90 days in a calendar year without appropriate planning permission. Therefore, the Government condemns any actions taken to encourage landlords to break the law.</p><p>We are encouraging the Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) to drive up standards and promote best practice, and to work with local authorities to support their enforcement and monitoring functions. The STAA has developed a package of measures to help hosts, guests and building managers and owners understand their legal responsibilities, which will help to tackle awareness and enforcement of the 90 night rule.</p><p>Responsibility for enforcing the 90 night rule in London lies with local authorities, as it does for any breaches of planning control, and householders who breach the rules face potentially significant fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T12:22:22.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T12:22:22.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
1079483
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 February (HL Deb, col 89), what progress has been made on the introduction of the accreditation body for short-term lettings; what consultation has taken place and is planned to take place; who has been, or will be, consulted; and when they expect such a body to be established. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL14144 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the work that the Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) is doing to drive up standards and promote best practice.</p><p>The STAA is introducing a voluntary industry accreditation scheme for short term rental businesses and hosts that allows properties to become STAA accredited if they meet certain standards, including on health and safety. The accreditation scheme is organised by Quality in Tourism, and has been developed in conjunction with Visit England and piloted with at least three different sized organisations. The scheme is live on the STAA’s website, and will be formally launched on 14 March at the STAA’s Short Stay Show annual industry conference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T12:21:46.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T12:21:46.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
169328
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), when the report of the full consultation results in respect of the Deregulation Bill will be published. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3614 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL3615 more like this
HL3616 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:21.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:21.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
169329
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), which of the 32 London local authorities (1) were strongly against, (2) were not opposed to, and (3) supported, the proposals in clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill in their response to the consultation. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3615 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL3614 more like this
HL3616 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), how they are ensuring that "all the points and concerns" raised by London local authorities will be covered in the guidelines and regulations relating to clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has stated its clear intent to use the Deregulation Bill to help reform the outdated provisions of section 25 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.</p><p> </p><p>Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than 90 consecutive days, such as through a service like Airbnb, technically still have to pay to apply for planning permission from their council – something that does not apply anywhere else in the country. These provisions caused controversy during the 2012 Olympics, and are irregularly enforced by different London boroughs leading to confusion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We want to change this archaic system by giving Londoners the freedom to rent out their homes on a temporary basis, such as when they are on holiday, without having to deal with unnecessary red tape and the bureaucracy of paying of a municipal permit. The internet is changing the way we work and live, and the law needs to catch up.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measure will not allow homes to be turned into hotels or hostels – this would still require ‘change of use’ planning permission, and measures will be put in place to prevent abuse of such reforms or the permanent loss of residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms will benefit London’s strong tourism industry by expanding the pool of competitively priced accommodation, and allow families to earn some extra cash when they themselves go away on holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Such reforms would follow changes introduced last year to make it easier for residents to rent out an unused home parking space to earn extra money, helping expand the availability of parking options for commuters and visitors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are planning to publish the Government’s formal response to the consultation on the <em>Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector</em>; we will also publish details of our proposed approach to the detail of the underlying secondary legislation ahead of Lords Report debate on the enabling primary legislation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL3614 more like this
HL3615 more like this
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less than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T14:08:22.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
170956
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the division of responsibilities in leasehold property between (1) lead lessees, (2) landlords, and (3) long-term residents who are either tenants or leaseholders. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3863 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The responsibilities of each party with a legal and/or financial interest in a leasehold property will be determined by the terms of the lease. This is the contractual agreement between the parties, and which may vary depending on the property concerned and other requirements.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T14:41:45.393Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T14:41:45.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
170957
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Leasehold more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action long-term tenants and leaseholders can take in the case of (1) illegally short-let properties in their block, and (2) over-occupation of small flats. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes remove filter
star this property uin HL3864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>Where a property is believed to be being sub-let illegally, including where an occupation limit is specified for the property which is being exceeded, tenants or leaseholders in the block should familiarise themselves with their tenancy or lease to determine what rights, responsibilities and obligations exist, and consider referring the matter to their landlord to take any remedial action that may be necessary in the first instance.</p><p> </p><p>Where a resident is concerned that a social housing tenancy has been illegally sub-let, they should report the matter to their local council to ask them to investigate the potential social housing fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Councils have a range of powers over housing standards, including unsafe or over-crowded accommodation. These are laid out in our guide for local authorities on dealing with rogue landlords.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-rogue-landlords-a-guide-for-local-authorities" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-rogue-landlords-a-guide-for-local-authorities</a></p><p> </p><p>Residents should report such matters to the council if they are concerned about potential breaches.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:23:43.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:23:43.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this