Housing Act 1988 (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2023-24

amend the Housing Act 1988 so that long leases of residential dwellings are not deemed to be assured tenancies for the purposes of that Act; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Housing Act 1988 (Amendment) Bill [HL] is a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness Twycross.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 21 November 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness Twycross), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

Lords PMBs are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes All Bill Debates

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Tuesday 21st November 2023 - 1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

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