Many Conservative MPs that Rejected Fit for Human Habitation Amendment are Landlords
At least 72 of the Conservative MPs that rejected an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which would have ensured that rental properties are fit for human habitation, are in fact private landlords.
Earlier this week, we reported that the Labour amendment, proposed by the Shadow Housing Minister, Teresa Pearce, was voted against in the House of Commons by 312 votes to 219. The full story is here: /conservatives-reject-move-to-ensure-rental-homes-are-safe/
During the debate, Pearce said that it was “distressing” to see reports of rental homes that “are frankly unfit for human habitation being let, often at obscene prices”.
However, the Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones, argued that the proposal would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords”, which could push up rents for tenants.
The Housing and Planning Bill will now go to the House of Lords for a further debate.
The list of landlord MPs that voted against the amendment includes the Prime Minister, David Cameron, the Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, and Kevin Hollinrake, who is the co-founder and chairman of Hunters estate agents.
Is your MP on this list of those that rejected the proposal and are also landlords themselves?
Anne Marie Morris
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