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Rent Controls (Pensioners)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 29 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider proposing to amend the law to meet the difficulty in which a pensioner finds himself, where he has available accommodation, other than that he occupies, which he has let at a rent of £1—£2 per week, where the rented property has repairs which total more than £100 per annum, and as a consequence of the rent freeze, outgoings are as great or greater than the rent received.

I take it my hon. Friend has in mind pensioners who are landlords with controlled tenancies. This situation would be dealt with by Clause 11 of

The table below gives the available information. Where possible data were taken from the statistical and demographic yearbooks of the respective countries; in other cases the United Nations Demographic Yearbook and Monthly Digest of Statistics were used. Comparisons may be affected by differences in definition and revisions to figures, particularly at census dates.the Housing Rents and Subsidies Bill, which would enable such a landlord to increase the rent by 12½ per cent. per annum of his net expenditure on repairs.