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Private Rented Sector inquiry

Inquiry

This inquiry examined the role of local authorities in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), focusing on the provision by councils of private rented accommodation and whether they have sufficient powers to deal with bad practices.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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4th Report - Private rented sector
Inquiry Private Rented Sector inquiry
HC 440
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee's Fourth Report: Private rented sector
Cm 9639
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 February 2018
Inquiry Private Rented Sector inquiry
Witnesses i and ii) Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Becky Perks, Private Rented Sector Policy Lead, and Anne Frost, Deputy Director, Private Rented Sector Division, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Oral Evidence
21 February 2018
Inquiry Private Rented Sector inquiry
Witnesses i) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth; Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am); ii) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth (at 9.30am); Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am).
Oral Evidence
29 January 2018
Inquiry Private Rented Sector inquiry
Witnesses i) Councillor Tony Newman, Member of LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, Leader, London Borough of Croydon, Sir Robin Wales, Mayor, London Borough of Newham, and Councillor Simon Blackburn, Blackpool Council; David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, and Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (at 5.00pm); ii) Councillor Tony Newman, Member of LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, Leader, London Borough of Croydon, Sir Robin Wales, Mayor, London Borough of Newham, and Councillor Simon Blackburn, Blackpool Council (at 4.00pm); David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, and Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (at 5.00pm).
Oral Evidence
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (PRS0088)
Shelter (PRS0086)
Residential Landlords Association (PRS0087)

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  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA