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Rented Housing

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to receive the final report on the review of the private rented sector from the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York; and if she will make a statement. (206825)

The final report of the review of the private rented sector is expected in October.

The review has a wide remit to look at how the sector meets current needs and expectations and whether and how the experiences of both landlords and tenants might be improved. In the context of future demand and supply pressures in the private rented sector, the review will look at what needs to be done to ensure private renting offers people the right type of homes of good quality, both now and into the future; and what more should or could be done to raise professionalism amongst private landlords.

The review will also consider security of tenure when exploring whether more needs to be done to improve the experiences of both landlords and tenants in the sector in relation to their rights and responsibilities.