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MP’s reject legislation to force landlords to ensure rented accommodation are ‘fit for human habitation’

14 January, 20160 Comments
On Tuesday night, MP’s voted to reject a proposal that would require landlords to make their properties “fit for human habitation” as part of an amendment to the new Housing and Planning Bill. Conservative MPs voted against the labour proposed legislation by 312 votes to 219, a majority of 93. Teresa Pearce, the shadow housing
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Lawyers say anti-squatting law should be repealed

26 March, 20132 Comments
Squatting in a residential building became a criminal offence throughout England and Wales on 1st September 2012 – 6 months later, Squatters Action for Secure Homes (SQUASH) and a number of lawyers are now campaigning for this law to be repealed. At the time the offence was proposed, Government sources claimed it was necessary as
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Bill approved to limit housing payments = rent caps for the UK…?

09 January, 20130 Comments
MPs have approved the controversial Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, passed by 328 votes to 262. Once the legislation is approved by the House of Lords this will mean that local housing allowance base rates will be capped at 1% for 2 years from April 2014. Most working age benefits, including employment and support allowance, income
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