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Mortgages: Repossession Orders

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation document, “Lender repossession of residential property: protection of tenants”, when he expects to announce each of the preferred options. (313809)

CLG's consultation on “Lender repossession of residential property: protection of tenants”, which considered options for closing a gap in legal protection for tenants who suffer short notice eviction as a result of landlord eviction, closed on 14 October 2009. The consultation document stated that the Government's preferred approach was to ensure tenants received adequate notice if they needed to move by giving courts the power to delay possession and introducing a new notice of intention to enforce possession. These measures are now being taken forward by Dr. Brian Iddon in a private Members Bill, The Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc) Bill, which is to receive its second reading on 29 January.