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Private Landlords

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to require private sector landlords to reduce bills to tenants to take account of the abolition of domestic rates.

Tenants with registered rents are already paying a rent which contains no element for rates; and assured tenants should have a written statement of their liability for rent, exclusive of rates, which is all they need pay. Any regulated tenant who has not had a rent registered need only do so in order to ensure that the rent does not include rates.