MPs support bill to protect private tenants

Oxford Mail: Andrew Smith MP Andrew Smith MP

OXFORD’S two MPs have agreed to co-sponsor a bill that would put a stop to ‘retaliation’ evictions.

Landlords can issue a no-fault section 21 eviction notice after they have been ordered to make improvements to their property by a council. But the Private Members Bill, which Andrew Smith

and Nicola Blackwood have sponsored, would put an end this.

Mr Smith, the Labour MP for Oxford East, said: “We are pleased to work together where we can in the interests of people across our two constituencies.

“We are sponsoring this bill because it would be a welcome step forward in tenants’ rights and security.”

 

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood

Conservative MP for Oxford West and Abingdon Ms Blackwood, above, said: “The Oxford area has one of the highest levels of private renting in the country, and this bill would ensure that tenants can ask about repairs without facing the threat of eviction.”

According to the 2011 Census, there were 18,000 households renting across the two MPs’ constituencies. Private rented homes make up 21 per cent of all homes in the two constituencies – above the regional average of 16 per cent.

The private members bill is being brought forward by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather and is scheduled to have its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday, November 28.

Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS, SPORT and JAYDEN depending on what services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Our top stories

Connor Tremble trial: Friend denies helping Blencowe with fresh clothes after stabbing

Oxford Mail:

4:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FRIEND of Will Blencowe has denied providing him with fresh clothes and helping him leave Oxfordshire after he fatally stabbed Connor Tremble.

Stick with us, says Oxford skipper

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Jake Wright believes Oxford United’s attractive style will mean supporters continue to back the team while they attempt to recover from a slow start to the season.

Killer tells jury: 'I'm not a psychopath'

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE killer of Connor Tremble claimed he was ‘not in control’ of his body when he fatally stabbed the teenager 15 times.

Controversy over bear cubs at village show

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THESE bear cubs will be making an appearance at tomorrow’s Enstone Annual Show.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

GCSE success stories around the county

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree