Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector — 23 Jan 2013 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted against more regulation of the private rental sector, against a national register of landlords, against clearer information on charges, against the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them and against and powers for local government to deal with rogue landlords.
The text of the motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- recognises the private rented sector’s growing role in meeting housing need;
- notes that there are 8.5 million people, including more than one million families with children, now renting privately;
- recognises there are major implications of the growth in this tenure for families and communities in Britain today;
- notes with concern the lack of protection afforded to tenants and landlords by the unregulated lettings market and the confusing, inconsistent fees and charges charged by letting and management agents;
- further notes the lack of stability, security and affordability for families and other renters;
- further notes the increasing number of complaints about rogue landlords and the poor standards in the sector compared with other tenures;
- calls on the Government to regulate residential lettings and management agents and to end the confusing, inconsistent charges regime, making fees easily understandable, upfront and comparable across agents;
- further calls on the Government to promote longer term tenancies where tenants want them; and
- finally calls on the Government to introduce a national register of landlords and empower local authorities to improve standards and deal with rogue landlords.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||248 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.6%|
|Lab||0||213 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.9%|