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Private Rented Sector

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the private rented sector.

58.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will bring forward legislation to facilitate the provision of increased letting of private properties.

The Government hope to introduce legislation to encourage the supply of more homes for renting in the private sector, but probably not during the lifetime of this Parliament.

35.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the control of new private sector lettings.

73.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of householders live in privately rented dwellings.

The 1983 general household survey shows 11 per cent. of households in England living in privately rented accommodation, including 2 per cent. in Housing Association accommodation.