Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 22 — Ban on Letting Agents Charging Tenants Fees — 13 May 2014 at 19:13

Julian Huppert MP, Cambridge voted to ban letting agents charging tenants, or prospective tenants, fees.

The majority of MPs voted not to ban letting agents charging tenants, or prospective tenants, fees.

MPs were considering the Consumer Rights Bill[1]. The full text of the proposed new clause rejected in this vote, which was titled: "Prohibition of fees in contracts for services: letting of residential accommodation", can be read in the official record[2]. The text of the clause included:

  • (2) Subject to the provisions of this section, any person who demands or accepts payment of any sum of money from a person (“P”) for services in connection with a contract for the letting of residential premises shall be guilty of an offence.

The remainder of the clause related to the precise definition of the terms used and the operation of the proposed law.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con243 (+2 tell) 1080.9%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 216 (+2 tell)084.5%
LDem38 2071.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:281 228080.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye
Ian SwalesRedcarLDem (front bench)aye

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