Private Rented Sector APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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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 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Protecting the homeless and the private rented sector: government response to the Select Committee

2. English Housing Survey 2017 to 2018: private rented sector
17/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Private rented sector Buying aspirationsSavings of private renters SatisfactionMoving

3. Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
18/06/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector: guidance for landlords, tenants and local

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

5. 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

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Recent Speeches related to Private Rented Sector

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

1: 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

2. 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 - Speech Link
2: regulations help deliver that commitment for private tenants. Private landlords make an extremely valuable contribution - Speech Link

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

1: 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

4. Housing: Private Rented Sector
19/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: rented sector is through the annual English Housing Survey. This allows us to make a robust statistical estimate - Speech Link
2: perspective. That 380,000 represents 6% of the private rented sector. That has figure has undeniably gone up - Speech Link
3: Minister accept that the number of older people in private rented accommodation is rising and that that trend - Speech Link

5. Private Rented Sector
29/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Communities and Local Government Committee, Private rented sector, HC 440, and the Government response, Cm - Speech Link
2: Communities and Local Government Committee, Private rented sector, HC 440, and the Government response, Cm - Speech Link
3: tackle and crack down on rogue landlords through private sector licensing, rather than having to get permission - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Private Rented Sector
1. Private Rented Housing
asked by: Ian Lavery
24/07/2020
... if he will introduce longer minimum rental contracts to provide renters with more financial stability.

2. Private Rented Housing
asked by: Jane Hunt
02/12/2020
... what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of current legislation in ensuring enforcement action can be taken against private landlords who reside overseas and who are not fulfilling their legal obligations to tenants.

3. Private Rented Housing
asked by: Darren Henry
24/06/2020
... what guidance his Department has provided for the (a) letting and (b) management of houses in multiple occupation in the private rented sector.

4. Private Rented Housing
asked by: Kieran Mullan
07/06/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to create a fairer private rented sector.

5. Private Rented Housing
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
17/06/2021
... what plans he has to restrict the number of months of rent landlords can request upfront; and what assessment he has made of the effect on tenants in the private rental market of landlords being able to charge tenants six months of rent upfront on their accommodation.

Latest Questions
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
None Portrait
Lord Bird
Vice Chair
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
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