New Clause 11 - Discriminatory terms in a tenancy relating to children or benefits status

Part of Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 28 Tachwedd 2023.

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(i) to which section (Terms in insurance contracts relating to children or benefits status) does not apply, and

(ii) which contains a term which makes provision (however expressed) requiring the insured to prohibit the tenant from having a child live with or visit them at the dwelling or to restrict the circumstances in which the tenant may have a child live with or visit them at the dwelling,

and the provision in the tenancy is a means of preventing the insured from breaching that term.

(3) A term of a relevant tenancy or regulated tenancy is of no effect so far as the term makes provision (however expressed) prohibiting the tenant from being a benefits claimant.

(4) Subsection (3) does not apply if the landlord or a superior landlord is insured under a contract of insurance—

(a) to which section (

(b) which contains a term which makes provision (however expressed) requiring the insured to prohibit the tenant from being a benefits claimant,

and the provision in the tenancy is a means of preventing the insured from breaching that term.”—

This new clause provides for terms of a relevant or regulated tenancy to be ineffective so far as they would prohibit a tenant from having a child live with or visit them or from being a benefits claimant.