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Tenant Deposits In The Private Rented Sector

EDM number 1558 in 2007-08, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 14/05/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Financial services, Housing and Private rented housing.

That this House expresses concern that, although deposit protection was introduced with overwhelming support from April 2007 to protect tenants renting in the private sector on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs), a significant number of tenants remain unprotected because tenancies where the annual rent exceeds £25,000 are outside the protection offered by ASTs; notes that many dwellings let on joint tenancies exceed that £25,000 limit, estimated by the National Union of Students/Unipol at 40 per cent. of all student tenants in London and the South East and 10 per cent. of student tenants throughout the rest of England and Wales; further notes that the threshold of £25,000 was set in 1990 to take luxury lets out of AST protection and that had this threshold been indexed to the Retail Prices Index it would now be £52,000; and calls on the Government to raise the current AST threshold to £52,000 and index it hereafter in order to protect many young and vulnerable house-sharers renting in the private sector, as was originally intended by introducing deposit protection.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Greg Mulholland14/05/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley14/05/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan14/05/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Bob Spink14/05/2008Castle PointUKIPSeconded
Andrew George14/05/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew15/05/2008StroudLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes15/05/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson15/05/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/05/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore15/05/2008HendonLabourSigned
Stephen Williams15/05/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster16/05/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Robert Wareing19/05/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis19/05/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Battle19/05/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Edward Davey19/05/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer19/05/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/05/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/05/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Evans20/05/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
John Leech20/05/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson20/05/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson20/05/2008North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable02/06/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds02/06/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Eddie McGrady02/06/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Kilfoyle02/06/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Brian Iddon02/06/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Colin Challen03/06/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Linda Gilroy03/06/2008Plymouth, SuttonLabourSigned
Paul Truswell03/06/2008PudseyLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd06/06/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Heppell19/06/2008Nottingham EastLabourSigned
George Mudie09/07/2008Leeds EastLabourSigned
Colin Burgon14/07/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Louise Ellman14/07/2008Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham06/10/2008Coventry SouthLabourSigned

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