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Regulatory Framework For Lettings Agents

EDM number 815 in 2012-13, proposed by Annette Brooke on 04/12/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Private rented housing.

That this House believes that the current regulatory framework for lettings agents offers limited and inconsistent protection of the consumer, creates red tape for business and restricts investment in the private rented sector, does not reflect how consumers interact in the sector and provides no clear distinction between how sales and lettings businesses are now organised; notes that any individual can set up and practise as a lettings agent; understands the importance of a redress mechanism for customer complaints; and urges the Government to require lettings agents to be members of a Government-approved redress scheme and to meet statutory minimum professional standards to trade.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Annette Brooke04/12/2012Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell04/12/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adrian Sanders04/12/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George04/12/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn05/12/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton05/12/2012GowerLabourSeconded
John McDonnell05/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson06/12/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Aldous10/12/2012WaveneyConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock10/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/12/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Andrew Love10/12/2012EdmontonLabourSigned
William McCrea11/12/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin11/12/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Stephen Williams11/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi11/12/2012Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Michael Crockart11/12/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew McDonald12/12/2012MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne12/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas12/12/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
George Howarth12/12/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
John Leech13/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts13/12/2012Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
George Galloway13/12/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Joan Ruddock13/12/2012Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Paul Burstow17/12/2012Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes17/12/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Bill Esterson18/12/2012Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield18/12/2012Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell18/12/2012Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty18/12/2012Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/12/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Cunningham19/12/2012Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper07/01/2013West LancashireLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds10/01/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Fiona O'Donnell21/01/2013East LothianLabourSigned

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