Clause 6 - Challenging amount or increase of rent

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 23 Tachwedd 2023.

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Amendment proposed: 160, in clause 6, page 7, line 27, at end insert—

“(7A) After subsection (8) insert—

‘(8A) Where a notice under section 13(2) has been referred to the appropriate tribunal then, unless the landlord and the tenant otherwise agree, the rent determined by the appropriate tribunal (subject, in a case where subsection (5) above applies, to the addition of the appropriate amount in respect of rates) shall be the same or below the rent specified in the section 13 notice and the rent as determined by the tribunal shall only become payable once the decision of the tribunal has become final.

(8B) A decision becomes final only on the latest of—

(a) the determination of any appeal;

(b) if earlier, on the expiry of the time for bringing a subsequent appeal (if any); or

(c) by its being abandoned or otherwise ceasing to have effect.’”—(Matthew Pennycook.)

This amendment would ensure that where a rent assessment is carried out by a tribunal, the rent subsequently determined by that tribunal cannot be higher than that originally requested by a landlord in a section 13 notice.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Rhif adran 9 Renters (Reform) Bill — Clause 6 - Challenging amount or increase of rent

Ie: 6 MPs

Na: 7 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 7.

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 161, in clause 6, page 8, line 20, at end insert—

“which must be no earlier than two months following the date of determination”.—

This amendment would ensure that in cases of undue hardship tenants would have a minimum of two months from the date of determination before a new rent became payable.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Rhif adran 10 Renters (Reform) Bill — Clause 6 - Challenging amount or increase of rent

Ie: 6 MPs

Na: 7 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 7.

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 6 ordered to stand part of the Bill.