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1082536
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his letter to Conservative Members of Parliament dated 7 February 2019, what plans he has to strengthen policy on intentional unauthorised development; what the timetable is for the delivery of those plans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property uin 229077 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government amended national planning policy in August 2015 to make intentional unauthorised development a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and appeals. In April 2018 the Government consulted on the range of powers available to local authorities, the police and landowners for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments. In our response to that consultation, published in February 2019, we committed to strengthening policy on intentional unauthorised development and will consult on proposed measures shortly. This forms part of a comprehensive package of measures announced in February 2019, which includes:</p><ul><li>stronger powers for the police to respond to unauthorised encampments;</li><li>practical and financial support for local authorities to deal with unauthorised encampments;</li><li>support for traveller-site provision; and</li><li>support for the travelling community to improve life chances.</li></ul><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2019-03-14T15:00:31.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T15:00:31.033Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
1086545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing Estates: Unfair Practices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle excessive fees charged to freehold homeowners by developers for maintaining common areas in housing estates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 230675 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to ensuring that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private or mixed tenure estate can access equivalent rights as leaseholders to challenge their reasonableness. In addition, we have committed to protecting leaseholders who are suffering at the hands of rogue managing agents every day from unexpected costs or excessive fees for poor quality repairs.</p><p>We intend to create a new statutory regime for freeholders based on the leaseholder rights contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This will ensure maintenance charges must be reasonably incurred and services provided are of an acceptable standard. We will provide freeholders with the ability to challenge the reasonableness of the charges they are required to pay towards the maintenance of communal areas and facilities at the First-tier Tribunal. We are also considering whether freeholders should have a right to change the provider of maintenance services by applying to the tribunal for the appointment of a new manager. We will bring forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p>We have asked Lord Best to chair a working group to look at regulating and professionalising property agents. This includes reviewing the standards around the transparency of service charges and other fees and charges, how they are presented to consumers and putting them into a statutory code for managing agents. Lord Best’s working group will report back to Ministers later this summer.</p><p>We are also looking at the future use of charges and restrictions beyond service charges – such as permission fees, administration charges and other restrictions and covenants faced by leaseholders and resident freeholders, and consider whether they should be capped or banned. We will consider this alongside Lord Bests proposals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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230676 more like this
230679 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.37Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1086546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing Estates: Unfair Practices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his forthcoming legislation on excessive fees charged in relation to leasehold homes will also regulate charges levied on the owners of freehold homes by developers for maintaining common areas in housing estates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 230676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to ensuring that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private or mixed tenure estate can access equivalent rights as leaseholders to challenge their reasonableness. In addition, we have committed to protecting leaseholders who are suffering at the hands of rogue managing agents every day from unexpected costs or excessive fees for poor quality repairs.</p><p>We intend to create a new statutory regime for freeholders based on the leaseholder rights contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This will ensure maintenance charges must be reasonably incurred and services provided are of an acceptable standard. We will provide freeholders with the ability to challenge the reasonableness of the charges they are required to pay towards the maintenance of communal areas and facilities at the First-tier Tribunal. We are also considering whether freeholders should have a right to change the provider of maintenance services by applying to the tribunal for the appointment of a new manager. We will bring forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p>We have asked Lord Best to chair a working group to look at regulating and professionalising property agents. This includes reviewing the standards around the transparency of service charges and other fees and charges, how they are presented to consumers and putting them into a statutory code for managing agents. Lord Best’s working group will report back to Ministers later this summer.</p><p>We are also looking at the future use of charges and restrictions beyond service charges – such as permission fees, administration charges and other restrictions and covenants faced by leaseholders and resident freeholders, and consider whether they should be capped or banned. We will consider this alongside Lord Bests proposals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
230675 more like this
230679 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.433Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1086549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing Estates: Unfair Practices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to introduce legislative proposals to replicate the provisions of the Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities) Bill 2017-19 introduced by the Hon Member for Bishop Auckland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 230679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to ensuring that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and facilities on a private or mixed tenure estate can access equivalent rights as leaseholders to challenge their reasonableness. In addition, we have committed to protecting leaseholders who are suffering at the hands of rogue managing agents every day from unexpected costs or excessive fees for poor quality repairs.</p><p>We intend to create a new statutory regime for freeholders based on the leaseholder rights contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This will ensure maintenance charges must be reasonably incurred and services provided are of an acceptable standard. We will provide freeholders with the ability to challenge the reasonableness of the charges they are required to pay towards the maintenance of communal areas and facilities at the First-tier Tribunal. We are also considering whether freeholders should have a right to change the provider of maintenance services by applying to the tribunal for the appointment of a new manager. We will bring forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</p><p>We have asked Lord Best to chair a working group to look at regulating and professionalising property agents. This includes reviewing the standards around the transparency of service charges and other fees and charges, how they are presented to consumers and putting them into a statutory code for managing agents. Lord Best’s working group will report back to Ministers later this summer.</p><p>We are also looking at the future use of charges and restrictions beyond service charges – such as permission fees, administration charges and other restrictions and covenants faced by leaseholders and resident freeholders, and consider whether they should be capped or banned. We will consider this alongside Lord Bests proposals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
230675 more like this
230676 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:17:06.48Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1086601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of the new-build sector in relation to snagging issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 230885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is vital that as housing supply increases, the quality of new build homes improves. We expect all housing developers to deliver good quality housing, to deliver it on time, and to treat house buyers fairly.</p><p>We know more needs to be done to strengthen consumer redress for purchasers of new build homes, we announced our intention for there to be a New Homes Ombudsman to protect the rights of homebuyers and hold developers to account.</p><p>When Parliamentary time allows, we intend to introduce legislation to require developers of new build homes to belong to a New Homes Ombudsman, which will be underpinned in statute.</p><p>We will consult on the detail of the proposed legislation to statutorily underpin a New Homes Ombudsman. This will include the approval mechanisms and standards that a New Homes Ombudsman must meet as well as whether a Code of Practice for developers should also be underpinned in legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2019-03-14T14:06:32.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:06:32.467Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4665
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1086733
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on affordable and social housing of expanding permitted development rights to include demolitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 230913 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As announced in the written ministerial statement made on 13 March 2019, HCWS1408, we will continue to consider the design of a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes. We also intend to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 230915 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:14:33.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:14:33.803Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1086735
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of extending permitted development rights to include demolitions on his Department's plans to halve homelessness in this parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 230914 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Permitted development rights for change of use to residential are making an important contribution to the delivery of new homes and have delivered over 46,000 homes to buy or rent in the three years to March 2018. We do not collect information on how many are sold or rented, or on who subsequently lives in them.</p><p>As announced in the written ministerial statement made on 13 March 2019, HCWS1408, we will continue to consider the design of a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes. We also intend to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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230916 more like this
230917 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.547Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1086736
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative analysis his Department has made of the quality of housing developments brought about through (a) permitted development rights and (b) the full planning system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 230915 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As announced in the written ministerial statement made on 13 March 2019, HCWS1408, we will continue to consider the design of a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes. We also intend to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 230913 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:14:33.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:14:33.85Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1086737
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Change of Use more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homeless families housed in temporary accommodation which has been converted into residential use through the permitted development rights process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 230916 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Permitted development rights for change of use to residential are making an important contribution to the delivery of new homes and have delivered over 46,000 homes to buy or rent in the three years to March 2018. We do not collect information on how many are sold or rented, or on who subsequently lives in them.</p><p>As announced in the written ministerial statement made on 13 March 2019, HCWS1408, we will continue to consider the design of a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes. We also intend to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
230914 more like this
230917 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.497Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1086739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes delivered through permitted development rights that have been found to not comply with building regulations in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 230917 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Permitted development rights for change of use to residential are making an important contribution to the delivery of new homes and have delivered over 46,000 homes to buy or rent in the three years to March 2018. We do not collect information on how many are sold or rented, or on who subsequently lives in them.</p><p>As announced in the written ministerial statement made on 13 March 2019, HCWS1408, we will continue to consider the design of a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes. We also intend to review permitted development rights for conversion of buildings to residential use in respect of the quality standard of homes delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
230914 more like this
230916 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:53:06.607Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this