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Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.

About the Bill

The Bill includes provision for:

  • prohibiting certain payments made in connection with the granting, renewal or continuance of standard occupation contracts;
  • the treatment of holding deposits.

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

Current Stage

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The Bill is currently at Stage 2. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 11 June 2018

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

Explanatory Memorandum

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 11 June 2018

Statement of policy intent

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 13 June 2018

Legislative glossary

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

Public consultation. The Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 7 September 2018.

Correspondence

Joint letter from stakeholders (23 July 2018 )

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration (4 September 2018)

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Regeneration (28 September 2018)

Summary of focus group discussions

Summary of online Dialogue submissions

Report

The Committee has published its Stage 1 report on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Spark video

Dialogue page

Alternatively if you would prefer to respond on our dialogue page, please use the link below:

https://senedd.dialogue-app.com/improving-access-to-private-sector-housing-2013-renting-homes-fees-etc-wales-bill-gwella-mynediad-at-dai-yn-y-sector-preifat-y-bil-rhentu-cartrefi-ffioedd-etc-cymru

Spark video

Watch our Spark video to learn more about the Bill and how to get involved in our scrutiny

Committee dates

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

13 June 2018

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

Private

Private

13 June 2018

Briefing (private)

Private

Private

21 June 2018

Oral evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

5 July 2018

Oral evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

11 July 2018

Oral evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

19 September 2018

Oral evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

19 September 2018

Consideration of key issues

Private

Private

11 October 2018

Private discussion of report contents

Private

Private

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered the Bill on the following date:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

24 September 2018

Oral evidence session – Minister for Housing and Regeneration

24 September 2018 transcript

View the meeting of 24 September 2018

 

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee laid its report on the Bill (PDF, 446kB) on 24 October 2018.

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following date:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

3 October 2018

Oral evidence session – Minister for Housing and Regeneration

3 October 2018 transcript

View the meeting of 3 October 2018

 

 

The Finance Committee laid its report (PDF, 339KB) on 24 October 2018.

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

A debate took place in Plenary on 6 November 2018. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

Financial Resolution

A Financial Resolution in relation to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 6 November 2018.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 began on 7 November 2018. Details of tabled amendments will be published here.

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 9 to 25; Long title.

Stage 2 consideration will take place in Committee on 29 November 2018. The deadline for tabling amendments is five working days before the date of the meeting at which they are due to be considered.

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Contact information

Clerk: Naomi Stocks

Phone: 0300 200 6565

Postal address:

 

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

Email: SeneddCommunities@assembly.wales

 

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 11/06/2018

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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