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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many conversions of office premises to housing have been notified to him since the lifting of planning approval requirements for such conversions; and how many social housing units have been included in such conversions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North remove filter
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 198144 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 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>New homes are being created now because of the permitted development right for office to residential change of use. These new homes are helping to address the country's housing need regardless of tenure. Developers seeking to convert an office to a residential property are required to seek prior approval from the local planning authority. A survey by Estates Gazette has found that there were more than 2,250 applications for change of use from office to residential in the first six months since the change was introduced. Some of these developments are, in themselves, each set to deliver more than 100 homes. The Department will begin collecting data on the number of prior approval applications from local planning authorities later in the year, covering applications from April 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
58205
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Letting Agents: Fees and Charges 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 Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from local authorities about the extension of fines to letting agents who fail to publish their fees tariff in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North remove filter
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 199071 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Requiring letting agents to be transparent about their fees will prevent the small minority of rogue agents from imposing unreasonable, hidden charges. This common sense approach avoids excessive state regulation which would just push up rents for tenants. This and mandatory membership of redress schemes will give local authorities the tools they need to weed out the cowboys that give agents a bad name; and drive up standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not received particular representations from local authorities on this issue. We will undertake a New Burdens assessment in due course in the usual way.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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199070 more like this
199072 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:35:57.0793858Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:35:57.0793858Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
58206
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Letting Agents: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the costs to local authorities of proposals to extend fines on letting agents who fail to publish their fees tariff in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North remove filter
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 199070 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Requiring letting agents to be transparent about their fees will prevent the small minority of rogue agents from imposing unreasonable, hidden charges. This common sense approach avoids excessive state regulation which would just push up rents for tenants. This and mandatory membership of redress schemes will give local authorities the tools they need to weed out the cowboys that give agents a bad name; and drive up standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not received particular representations from local authorities on this issue. We will undertake a New Burdens assessment in due course in the usual way.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
199071 more like this
199072 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:35:56.9856388Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:35:56.9856388Z
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4043
unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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185
star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
58208
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Letting Agents: Fees and Charges 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 Communities and Local Government, what consultation he has had with local authorities about the extension of fines to letting agents who fail to publish their fees tariff in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North remove filter
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 199072 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Requiring letting agents to be transparent about their fees will prevent the small minority of rogue agents from imposing unreasonable, hidden charges. This common sense approach avoids excessive state regulation which would just push up rents for tenants. This and mandatory membership of redress schemes will give local authorities the tools they need to weed out the cowboys that give agents a bad name; and drive up standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not received particular representations from local authorities on this issue. We will undertake a New Burdens assessment in due course in the usual way.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
199070 more like this
199071 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:35:57.1672953Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:35:57.1672953Z
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4043
unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Tenancy Deposit Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding each tenancy deposit protection scheme has received from the Government in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North remove filter
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 199073 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The tenancy deposit protection schemes are operated by private companies under service concession agreements with my Department. All the schemes are designed to be self-financing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The service concession agreement that was agreed by the previous administration with the custodial tenancy deposit protection scheme contained a guarantee that the government would meet any shortfall arising if approved fees were not covered by the interest on deposits held.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As a result of the low interest rates that emerged due to the financial turmoil in 2008 and 2009, this agreement left the Government—i.e. taxpayers—liable for a shortfall under that guarantee which was estimated to reach over £30 million by the end of the contract in 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In May 2010, the coalition Government inherited this unacceptable situation and looming liabilities. As outlined by my Rt. Hon. Friend, the Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 19 July 2011, Official Report, Column 828W, following extensive negotiations in summer 2010, the guarantee and all associated liabilities were removed as part of a revised agreement which also incorporated a payment of £12.7 million and a four-year extension of the original agreement.</p><p> </p><p>This is the only payment which has been made by Government to any of the tenancy deposit protection schemes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:23:06.8427625Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:23:06.8427625Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this