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Rent Act

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the workings of the Rent Act as far as it relates to rental mortgage agreements.

The Government, following representations by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick, (Mr. Kaufman) introduced provisions, in the Housing Act

Authorities submitting urban programme grant applications for women's refuges in 1982–83*
AuthorityProjectApplication Successful?Type of Authority
BexleyWomen's Aid RefugeYesLondon Borough
BradfordWomen's Aid RefugeYesMetropolitan District
BrightonWomen's Aid RefugeYesShire District
CambridgeWomen's Aid RefugeYesShire District
CamdenWomen's Aid RefugeYesLondon Borough
CarlisleAid for WomenYesShire District
DerbyshireChesterfield Women's Aid RefugeNoShire County
DoncasterWomen and FamiliesYesMetropolitan District

1980, to give greater safeguards for occupiers with rental purchase agreements. The Act extended the protection of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 to occupiers with rental purchase agreements and allowed the courts to suspend orders for possession as they think fit. It remains open to an occupier who considers that his agreement is not a genuine purchase agreement to apply to the rent officer for a fair rent, or to the court for a declaration that he has a protected tenancy under the Rent Act 1977.