Private Rented Sector APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise greater awareness of the private rented housing sector in Parliament; to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues pertinent to the sector and engage with ministers, landlords, tenants and other interested parties; and to hold inquiries into policy and operational issues on the sector and produce reports.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Private Rented Sector

1. Protecting the homeless and the private rented sector: government response to the Select Committee report
24/05/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Protecting the homeless and the private rented sector: government response to the Select Committee

2. Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
18/06/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector: guidance for landlords, tenants and local

3. Pre-release access list: English Housing Survey headline report
04/05/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: and Local Government Strategy Lead, Private Rented Sector Ministry of Housing, Communities and

4. The economics of Universal Credit
23/03/2020 - Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit - Economic Affairs Committee
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Found: our programmes of work focusses on the private rented sector, an area of the UK housing system which

5. Apply for private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) compliance and enforcement funding
24/05/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Notice Apply for private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)

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Recent Speeches related to Private Rented Sector

1. Private Rental Market
14/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: landlord, which brought insecurities in the private rented sector into sharp focus. In November last year - Speech Link

2. Private Rented Sector
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered the private rented sector.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link
2: and more people are growing old in substandard rented accommodation, and that shines a light on the fact - Speech Link

3. Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
16/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.Relevant document: - Speech Link
2: regulations help deliver that commitment for private tenants. Private landlords make an extremely valuable contribution - Speech Link

4. Draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
17/03/2020 - General Committees

1: draft Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: number of gas and electrical fires in properties.A private renter is 10 times more likely to experience an - Speech Link

5. Section 21 Evictions
06/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector.It is a pleasure to open this debate - Speech Link
2: Friend is making an excellent speech. I have many private renters in my constituency and one issue that they - Speech Link
3: order to provide greater security in the private rented sector. Although I am sympathetic to that idea - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Private Rented Sector
1. Hospitals: Private Sector
asked by: Baroness Masham of Ilton
28/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to utilise the private health sector as COVID-secure hospitals to help deal with the backlog of operations created by COVID-19.

2. NHS: Private Sector
asked by: Baroness Masham of Ilton
28/09/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent conversations they have had with private healthcare providers around future provision of NHS treatment.

3. Hospitals: Private Sector
asked by: Lucy Allan
19/10/2020
... how much has been paid to private hospitals to be on standby for use by the NHS for patients with covid-19 since March 2020.

4. Forests: Private Sector
asked by: Ian Byrne
15/07/2021
... what recent assessment he has made of the risk of private sector forestry operators bringing foreign plant pathogens to the UK via imported trees.

5. Forests: Private Sector
asked by: Ian Byrne
15/07/2021
... what assessment he has made of the (a) private forestry sector's current stocking density levels and (b) ability of private sector operators to fulfil public contracts without increasing reliance on imported trees.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Karen Buck Portrait
Karen Buck
Vice Chair
Labour - Westminster North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Grender Portrait
Baroness Grender
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Commercial Radio , War Crimes
Lord Haselhurst Portrait
Lord Haselhurst
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
Baroness Thornhill Portrait
Baroness Thornhill
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 25th August 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Lewer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3870.

Email: andrew.lewer.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Ed Jacobs, The Public Affairs Company, Castlehill House, 21 Otley Road, Leeds LS6 3AA. Tel: 0113 278 0211

Email: admin@prs-group.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Public Affairs Company acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.publicaffairsco.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
7 Jul 2021
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
The Public Affairs Company is paid by the National Residential Landlords Association to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 07/07/2021 To : 06/07/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
7 Jul 2020
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
The Public Affairs Company is paid by the National Residential Landlords Association to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 07/07/2020 To : 06/07/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
13 Sep 2018
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
Residential Landlords Association pays The Public Affairs Company to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 13/09/2018 To : 12/09/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
13 Sep 2017
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
Residential Landlords Association pays The Public Affairs Company to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 13/09/2017 To : 12/09/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
16 Jun 2016
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
Residential Landlords Association pays The Public Affairs Company to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 16/06/2016 To : 15/06/2017
Value
£10,501
Date
16 Jun 2015
Source
The Public Affairs Company
Description
Residential Landlords Association pays The Public Affairs Company to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 16/06/2015 To : 15/06/2016
Value
£6,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Private Rented Sector APPG

Former APPG Officers
Christopher Chope Portrait
Christopher Chope
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Christchurch
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Historic Vehicles , Park Homes
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Environment , Woods and Trees
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Whitty Portrait
Lord Whitty
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
Christopher Chope Portrait
Christopher Chope
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Christchurch
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Historic Vehicles , Park Homes
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Treasurer
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
Oliver Colvile Portrait
Oliver Colvile
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Marie Rimmer Portrait
Marie Rimmer
Vice Chair
Labour - St Helens South and Whiston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016