Trip to Parliament

05 Feb 2016

Reps from the Fed made a trip to the House of Lords on Tuesday 2nd Feb to speak to members about our concerns on the implications of the Housing and Planning Bill 2015. 

It will -

  • introduce flexible tenancies that will put an end to life time tenancies with new tenancies only granted for between 2 and 5 years
  • introduce Pay to Stay that will mean higher rents charged to those classed as high income households
  • require Councils to pay to the Treasury the equivalent of the market value of high value housing likely to become vacant in the financial year.  Although they may have to pay back less if they agree to spend some of the money on new housing.

We also stressed that there needs to be investment in social housing so that Councils can build truly affordable homes for rent.

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