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Meetings

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 27/03/2019 - Plenary (Item 3.)

Debate: Stage 4 of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 21/03/2019 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4.2)

4.2 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Plenary (Item 7)

Debate: Stage 3 of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

The amendments will be disposed of in the order that the sections and schedules to which they relate were set out in the motion under Standing Order 26.36 as agreed by the Assembly on 8 January 2019.

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

Group 1: Prohibited payments – termination of contract 

3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23, 24, 1, 2

Group 2: Drafting clarifications

5, 28

Group 3: Repayment of prohibited payments

55, 57

Group 4: Revoking licenses

56, 58

Group 5: Permitted payments

9, 64

Group 6: Holding deposits

29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 65, 66, 38, 67, 39, 40, 41, 42

Group 7: Default payments

32, 33, 62, 34, 63, 59, 27

Group 8: Regulation making powers

35, 48, 49, 52, 51, 50

Group 9: Enforcement authorities

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19,  20

Group 10: Fixed penalty notices

43, 44

Group 11: Enforcement authorities: information sharing

45, 17, 21

Group 12: Power of licensing authority to bring criminal proceedings

22

Group 13: Restrictions on giving notice for possession

46, 54

Group 14: Information and guidance

25, 26, 47, 53

Group 15: Coming into force

60, 61

Supporting Documents
Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled list of amendments
Groupings of amendments

Minutes:

The item started at 17.02

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, the amendments were disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate arise in the Bill.

Amendment 3 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 4 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 5 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 6 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 55:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 55 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 56 was not agreed.

Amendment 7 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 8 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 9 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 10 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

37

48

Amendment 58 was not agreed.

Amendment 29 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 30 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 33 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

3

36

48

Amendment 62 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

1

9

48

Amendment 34 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 63:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

2

28

48

Amendment 63 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 64:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

45

1

2

48

Amendment 64 was agreed.

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 36 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 37 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 65:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 65 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

Amendment 38 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 67:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 67 was not agreed.

Amendment 39 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 40 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 41 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 42 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 11 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 12 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 13 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 43:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 43 was not agreed.

Amendment 14 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 15 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 45:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 45 was not agreed.

Amendment 16 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

9

48

Amendment 17 was agreed.

Amendment 18 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 19 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 46 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 54 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

As amendment 46 was agreed, amendments 23 and 24 fell.

Amendment 25 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

9

48

Amendment 26 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 47:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

30

48

Amendment 47 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 48:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 50 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

0

29

48

Amendment 59 was not agreed.

Amendment 27 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 28 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

20

0

28

48

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

39

48

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

8

0

38

46

Amendment 61 was not agreed.

Amendment 1 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 08/01/2019 - Plenary (Item 9)

Motion to vary the order of consideration of Stage 3 amendments to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

NDM6910 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 4;

b) schedule 1;

c) sections 5 - 9;

d) schedule 2;

e) sections 10 - 26

f) section 1; and

g) long title.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.28

NDM6910 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.36:

Agrees to dispose of sections and schedules to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill at Stage 3 in the following order:

a) sections 2 - 4;

b) schedule 1;

c) sections 5 - 9;

d) schedule 2;

e) sections 10 - 26

f) section 1; and

g) long title.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 05/12/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 29/11/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Stage 2 proceedings

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Documents relevant to Stage 2 proceedings will be available on the Bill page.

 

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee agreed on 7 November 2018, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be:

− Sections 1 to 4

− Schedule 1

− Sections 5 to 9

− Schedule 2

− Sections 10 to 25

− Long title

 

Paper 1 – Marshalled List of Amendments

Paper 2 - Groupings of Amendments  

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 proceedings

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Documents relevant to Stage 2 proceedings are available on the Bill page.

 

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee agreed on 21 September 2017, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be:

·         Sections 2 to 6

·         Schedule 1 (introduced by section 6)

·         Sections 7 to 12

·         Section 1 (Overview of the Bill)

·         Long title

 

2.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 30 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 30 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 15 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

Amendment 15 was not agreed.

Amendment 16 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

Amendment 16 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 31 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

David Melding AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 31 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 17 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

Amendment 17 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 18 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

Amendment 18 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 1 (Rebecca Evans AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

 

 

Leanne Wood AM

 

 

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Amendment 1 was agreed.

 

Amendment 2 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 3 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 4 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 5 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 19 (Leanne Wood AM) was not moved.

 

Amendment 32 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

David Melding AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 32 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 51 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Gareth Bennett AM

John Griffiths AM

 

Leanne Wood AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

David Melding AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 10 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 11 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 12 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 13 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 21 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 21 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 22 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 22 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 23 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 23 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 24 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 24 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 25 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 25 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 26 (Leanne Wood AM) was not moved.

 

Amendment 52 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 6 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 27 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 27 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 28 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Amendment 28 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 14 (Rebecca Evans AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

David Melding AM

 

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

 

Amendment 14 was agreed.

 

Amendment 29 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

 

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 29 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 33 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 33 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 34 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 34 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 7 (Rebecca Evans AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths AM

Leanne Wood AM

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

David Melding AM

 

Jayne Bryant AM

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

Amendment 7 was agreed.

 

Amendment 35 (David Melding AM) fell.

 

Amendment 36 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 36 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 37 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 37 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 38 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 38 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 39 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 39 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 40 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 40 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 8 (Rebecca Evans AM) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

 

Amendment 41 (David Melding AM) was not moved.

 

Amendment 42 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 43 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 43 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 44 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 45 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 45 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 9 (Rebecca Evans AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

John Griffiths AM

David Melding AM

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

Gareth Bennett AM

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

 

Leanne Wood AM

 

 

Amendment 9 was agreed.

 

Amendment 46 (David Melding AM) fell.

 

Amendment 47 (David Melding AM) fell.

 

Amendment 20 (Leanne Wood AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

David Melding AM

 

 

Gareth Bennett AM

 

 

John Griffiths AM

 

 

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 20 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 48 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 48 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 49 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 49 (David Melding AM)

In Favour

Against

Abstain

Leanne Wood AM

John Griffiths AM

 

David Melding AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

 

Gareth Bennett AM

Jayne Bryant AM

 

 

Lee Waters AM

 

Amendment 49 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 50 (David Melding AM) was not moved.

 


Meeting: 19/11/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 7)

7 Letter from the First Minister response to the Committee's report on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-29-18 -Paper 17 - Letter from the First Minister response to the Committee's report on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.2.1 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 07/11/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - Order of Consideration - agreement in principle ahead of Stage 2 proceedings

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee agreed the order of consideration for the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill ahead of Stage 2 proceedings.


Meeting: 06/11/2018 - Plenary (Item 9)

Motion to approve the financial resolution in respect of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

NDM6851 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.21

NDM6851 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 06/11/2018 - Plenary (Item 8)

Debate: The General Principles of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

NDM6850 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 June 2018.

The report of Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 26 October 2018.

Supporting Document
Report of the Finance Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 17.19

NDM6850 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 June 2018.

The report of Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 26 October 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 17/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

Paper 1 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.


Meeting: 17/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: consideration of the draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report, subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 15/10/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 7)

7 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - Draft report

CLA(5)-25-18 – Paper 4 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

  • CLA(5)-25-18 - Paper 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 1)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: consideration of the draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.1. The Committee discussed and agreed the draft report, subject to minor changes.


Meeting: 11/10/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 08/10/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - Draft report

CLA(5)-24-18 – Paper 6 – Draft report

CLA(5)-24-18 – Paper 7 – Impact Assessment Gateway document

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report and will consider a revised version of the report at the meeting on 15 October.

 


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 9)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 03/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration; Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government; and Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 24/09/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

Consideration of Evidence: Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received and discussed issues to include in its draft report.


Meeting: 24/09/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Welsh Government

Helen Kellaway, Welsh Government

 

 

CLA(5)-22-18 - Briefing

 

Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

Statement of policy intent

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the key issues


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.7a The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Joint letter from stakeholders in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.6a The Committee noted the Joint letter from stakeholders in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 9

·         Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

·         Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

·         Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

·         Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

·         Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

·         Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

·         Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

3.2 At the meeting the Minister for Housing and Regeneration agreed to provide:

·         an overview of what will be included in the guidance to tenants and landlords ahead of the Bill coming into force. The Minister committed to providing this overview before the Stage 2 scrutiny of the Bill.

·         a note on why the provisions relating to Right to Rent that are currently in the Bill are required.

·         further information on how the Act will be evaluated once it comes into force.

·         clarification on why the Bill doesn’t give powers to local authorities to assist contract-holders in recovering prohibited payments.

 


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 8

 

Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

Gareth Williams, Accommodation Agency Manager (Environmental Health, Temporary Accommodation, Social Lettings and Private Sector Development), Carmarthenshire County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·       Gareth Williams, Accommodation Agency Manager (Environmental Health, Temporary Accommodation, Social Lettings and Private Sector Development), Carmarthenshire County Council


Meeting: 11/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - consideration of the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4.


Meeting: 11/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 6

Matt Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

Matthew Kennedy, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Matt Dicks, Director, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

·         Matthew Kennedy, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

 


Meeting: 11/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 5

Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

Alun Evans, Senior Campaigns and Advocacy Officer, Citizens Advice

Jamie Matthews, Senior Policy Officer, Citizens Advice

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru

·         Alun Evans, Senior Campaigns and Advocacy Officer, Citizens Advice

·         Jamie Matthews, Senior Policy Officer, Citizens Advice


Meeting: 11/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 7

Bethan Jones, Operational Manager, Rent Smart Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Bethan Jones, Operational Manager, Rent Smart Wales


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.6.a The Committee noted the letter to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - consideration of the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4. 


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 4

Liz Silversmith, Campaign Director, Let Down in Wales

Cerith D. Rhys Jones, External Affairs Manager, National Union of Students

Hannah Slater, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Generation Rent

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Liz Silversmith, Campaign Director, Let Down in Wales

·         Cerith D. Rhys Jones, External Affairs Manager, National Union of Students

·         Hannah Slater, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Generation Rent


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 3

Douglas Haig, Vice-Chairman and Director for Wales, Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

Chris Norris, Director of Policy & Practice, National Landlords Association (NLA)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Douglas Haig, Vice-Chairman and Director for Wales, Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

·         Chris Norris, Director of Policy & Practice, National Landlords Association (NLA)

 


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 2

David Cox, Chief Executive, Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Propertymark

Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS)

Charlotte Burles Corbett, Managing Director, Parkmans / RICS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         David Cox, Chief Executive, Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Propertymark

·         Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS)

·         Charlotte Burles Corbett, Managing Director, Parkmans / RICS

 


Meeting: 21/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - consideration of the evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2.


Meeting: 21/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Neil Buffin, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

·         Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

·         Neil Buffin, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

·         Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

2.2 During the evidence session, the Minister agreed to provide:

·         An assessment of the  evidence considered in Westminster while scrutinising the Tenants Fees Bill that there was a 4.2% increase in rent in Scotland when equivalent legislation was passed compared to a decrease of 0.7% in England over the same time period.

·         Further consideration of whether the provision in Schedule 2, paragraph 3, sub-sub-paragraph (b), is sufficient to cover incidences whether a landlord/agency breaches this agreement, in particular in instances when students secure properties months before they move into the property and the agreement is pending further works by the landlord.

·         Further consideration as to whether fines issued by the Courts given to those in breach of the Bill should go to local authorities, as with fixed penalty notices.

 

2.3 At the end of the session the Chair agreed that the Committee would write to the Minister with questions not reached during the evidence session.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - consideration of scope and approach

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the scope and approach to its consideration of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 1)

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill - technical briefing

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Helen Kellaway, Lawyer, Welsh Government

Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 12/06/2018 - Plenary (Item 3)

Statement by the Minister for Housing and Regeneration: The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 14.45


 

 

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