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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 whether farmers require a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants; and if so, what legislation applies and which organisation or body produces the reference. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4703 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Farmers do not need to have a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the registration process on the new Rural Payment Service customers will need to complete a verification process to confirm their identity. This is to prevent any fraudulent activity. Although personal verification is a mandatory requirement for registration on the Rural Payment Service, a customer can choose whether they do this via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) helpline or through GOV.UK VERIFY depending on their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Customers can choose either to call the RPA helpline (on 0300 0200 301) and answer a series of security questions relating to previous claims, or use the new online GOV.UK VERIFY service, which will eventually replace Government Gateway. Customers can select a certified verification company from a list on GOV.UK VERIFY; there are currently two certified companies on the service, Experian and Digi-identity, and more companies will become available in the future. Both Experian and Digi-identity use an individual’s credit history to confirm their identity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 what is the earliest date on which farmers in England will be able to submit their applications for the basic payment scheme for 2015. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>For 2015 there will not be an application window in the traditional sense. Customers will start to build their Basic Payment Scheme application from the moment they register on the Rural Payment Service. As of 22 February, 49,642 businesses have registered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since January, customers have been able to register, check and confirm personal, business and land details, and give permission for others to act on their behalf. Customers also update and amend their land information such as adding features and land cover. Customers will be able to confirm entitlements and eligibility from March 2015, and can complete and submit their claims from April until 15 May 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
178914
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 whether, following the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy information technology system, farmers who are prevented from completing their applications for payments by 15 May will be subject to penalties for late submission. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4909 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Under article 13 of EU regulation 809/2014, Member States must require claims to be made by no later than 15 May, and this is the deadline adopted in the UK. Late claims submitted within the next 25 days are subject to a penalty of 1% of the claim for each working day’s delay. Claims already submitted by 15 May can be adjusted after that in some circumstances. We expect that the Rural Payments system, and our provision of support to those who may face any difficulty in applying online, will ensure that all farmers have every opportunity to claim their direct payments by 15 May. There are <em>force majeure</em> provisions for those that fail to submit on time which can apply in limited circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is also seeking to make such penalties more proportionate in future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
715496
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Reorganisation 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 whether they intend that rural proofing will be applied to the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
star this property answer text <p>NHS England is aware of <em>Rural proofing: practical guidance to assess impacts of policies on rural areas</em>, published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2017.</p><p> </p><p>All Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) build on the Five Year Forward View to present an overall strategy for their geographic footprint and identify the three to five key priorities required to realise their vision. This should take account of specific challenges facing each area, which could include a dispersed, rural population.</p><p> </p><p>STPs have been in the public domain for several months. Partner organisations within each area are engaging both rural and urban communities on their plans and, where required by law, consulting on service change.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to provide ongoing support to each STP area. In September 2016, they published <em>Engaging Local People: A guide for local areas developing Sustainability and Transformation Plans</em>, which set out how STP areas should reach out to stakeholders in their areas. A copy of the guidance is attached.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS is exploring ways to better adapt health provision for rural areas. For example, the vanguard covering Morecambe Bay Health Community is improving healthcare in a geographically isolated area by using a high definition telemedicine link between a general practitioner (GP) surgery in Millom and the accident and emergency (A&amp;E) department in Barrow-in-Furness. This means when GPs can seek a second opinion as to whether a patient needs intensive treatment or can be treated in the community – they can call through and have an A&amp;E specialist examine the patient. This means that over the 1,000 square miles that Morecambe Bay covers, patients can have access to expert opinion without having to travel further than their nearest GP.</p><p> </p><p>On 31 March, <em>Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View</em> was published by NHS England. The document outlined a 10-point care and efficiency plan which will further contribute to improving the health outcomes of those living in rural areas. A copy of this document is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name engag-local-people-stps.pdf more like this
star this property title Engaging Local People more like this
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star this property file name NEXT-STEPS-ON-THE-NHS-FIVE-YEAR-FORWARD-VIEW.pdf more like this
star this property title Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T11:02:39.093Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T11:02:39.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
715497
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Apprentices 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 Gardiner of Kimble on 7 March (HL Deb, col 1246), whether the trebling of agricultural apprenticeships from 6,000 to 18,000 is a target for (1) the whole period to 2020, or (2) each year until and including 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6458 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-12more like thismore than 2017-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s commitment is to treble the number of apprenticeships in food, farming and agri-tech. This means increasing the number of annual starts to 18,000 by 2020. The number of starts in the most recent full year for which statistics are available (2015 -2016) was 7,160.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-12T13:00:21.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-12T13:00:21.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
715498
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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 the Earl of Courtown on 8 March (HL Deb, col 1357), whether, following a successful prosecution by the Environment Agency for fly-tipping, landowners will receive recompense for costs incurred in having rubbish removed. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the ‘fly-tipping’), section 33B (2) of that Act provides that “loss or damage resulting from the offence” in section 130 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 specifically includes costs incurred or to be incurred by a relevant person in removing the waste deposited or disposed of in or on the land; taking other steps to eliminate or reduce the consequences of the deposit or disposal; or both.</p><p> </p><p>A “relevant person” is defined for these purposes in section 33B (3) as including the occupier of the land and the owner of the land.</p><p> </p><p>A court can order the person convicted of fly-tipping to pay compensation to the occupier or owner of the land in respect of costs incurred or to be incurred in removing the waste and/or associated clean-up costs. Whether a court would in any particular case make such an order will depend on the nature of the case, any other form of punishment to which the offender is to be sentenced, and the financial means of the offender to pay. Once a compensation order is made the courts have a role in enforcing that order to ensure that monies are paid. This is reflected in the sentencing guideline. The application of the guideline is a matter for the court to decide. A copy of this document will be placed in the Library.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T11:08:44.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T11:08:44.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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 answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 March (HL Deb, col 1357), whether they will give further consideration to providing compensation to landowners in relation to large-scale commercial dumping of waste on private land. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL6460 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is not currently considering providing compensation to landowners in relation to large-scale commercial dumping of waste on private land.</p><p> </p><p>Fly-tipping is unacceptable whether it occurs on public or private land. However, fly-tipping on private land is a difficult issue. Local authorities are not under any legal obligation to clear fly-tipped waste from private property, so this responsibility falls to the landowner. Some authorities may offer a clearance service but they are likely to charge for this. If, following an investigation, a conviction is secured then the court can award compensation which covers the costs of clearance of waste to the landowner.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T11:44:49.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T11:44:49.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3343
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
432418
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Right to Manage Companies 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 consideration they have given to the issues involved in maintaining or improving leasehold properties under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, in particular in central London, where a right to manage exists. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL3932 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The maintenance and repair of a block of flats containing leasehold properties is normally the responsibility of the landlord and will be set out under the terms of the lease. This responsibility can pass to a Right to Manage Company where leaseholders have exercised and acquired that right, allowing them to exercise direct control over how their block is maintained.</p><p>Landlords, or those who have acquired the Right to Manage, have a contractual obligation under the terms of the leases to carry out necessary works to the properties that they are responsible for maintaining. Where works are suggested by a majority of leaseholders that are not essential to the repair or maintenance of the property, we would expect landlords to engage with their leaseholders to discuss the feasibility of the suggested works, but there are no plans to legislate to obligate landlords to carry out such work.</p><p>There are also no plans to legislate to provide a limited time within which non-resident leaseholders who fail to respond to a proposal for qualifying works, are deemed to have agreed to the proposed works. The statutory consultation process (known as section 20) gives leaseholders the ability to have a greater say on proposed works to their property by making observations. It does not require leaseholders to make observations, but any observations that are made must be made within a specified time limit. The landlord (or Right to Manage Company) is therefore in the knowledge that subject to observations made, they are able to proceed with necessary works.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3933 more like this
HL3934 more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
432419
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Right to Manage Companies 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 whether they plan to legislate in connection with the right to manage in order to provide a limited time within which non-resident leaseholders who fail to respond can be deemed to have agreed to a proposal. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL3933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The maintenance and repair of a block of flats containing leasehold properties is normally the responsibility of the landlord and will be set out under the terms of the lease. This responsibility can pass to a Right to Manage Company where leaseholders have exercised and acquired that right, allowing them to exercise direct control over how their block is maintained.</p><p>Landlords, or those who have acquired the Right to Manage, have a contractual obligation under the terms of the leases to carry out necessary works to the properties that they are responsible for maintaining. Where works are suggested by a majority of leaseholders that are not essential to the repair or maintenance of the property, we would expect landlords to engage with their leaseholders to discuss the feasibility of the suggested works, but there are no plans to legislate to obligate landlords to carry out such work.</p><p>There are also no plans to legislate to provide a limited time within which non-resident leaseholders who fail to respond to a proposal for qualifying works, are deemed to have agreed to the proposed works. The statutory consultation process (known as section 20) gives leaseholders the ability to have a greater say on proposed works to their property by making observations. It does not require leaseholders to make observations, but any observations that are made must be made within a specified time limit. The landlord (or Right to Manage Company) is therefore in the knowledge that subject to observations made, they are able to proceed with necessary works.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3932 more like this
HL3934 more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.433Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.433Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
432420
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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
star 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 whether they will clarify the measures that can be taken to enable works to be carried out when they are wanted or needed by a majority of leaseholders in leasehold residential properties. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL3934 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The maintenance and repair of a block of flats containing leasehold properties is normally the responsibility of the landlord and will be set out under the terms of the lease. This responsibility can pass to a Right to Manage Company where leaseholders have exercised and acquired that right, allowing them to exercise direct control over how their block is maintained.</p><p>Landlords, or those who have acquired the Right to Manage, have a contractual obligation under the terms of the leases to carry out necessary works to the properties that they are responsible for maintaining. Where works are suggested by a majority of leaseholders that are not essential to the repair or maintenance of the property, we would expect landlords to engage with their leaseholders to discuss the feasibility of the suggested works, but there are no plans to legislate to obligate landlords to carry out such work.</p><p>There are also no plans to legislate to provide a limited time within which non-resident leaseholders who fail to respond to a proposal for qualifying works, are deemed to have agreed to the proposed works. The statutory consultation process (known as section 20) gives leaseholders the ability to have a greater say on proposed works to their property by making observations. It does not require leaseholders to make observations, but any observations that are made must be made within a specified time limit. The landlord (or Right to Manage Company) is therefore in the knowledge that subject to observations made, they are able to proceed with necessary works.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL3932 more like this
HL3933 more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T12:44:18.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3596
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this