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Rent Equalisation

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his assessment is of the likely effect on social housing tenants of a policy of rent equalisation; and if he will make a statement. (295544)

Under the Government's established rent restructuring policy established in 2001, rents charged for similar properties in similar areas in the two social housing sectors are expected to converge. It is designed to ensure equality and fairness for tenants in the housing association and local authority sectors.