Consultation responses

We respond to public consultations organised by the government, or a parliamentary committee, to make our members' views clear on proposed legislation or the effects of existing policy.

Contact our policy team if you have any questions regarding these responses: [email protected]

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20 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Department for Communities Housing Supply Strategy

The Department for Communities has issued a Call for Evidence on its Housing Supply Strategy, which sets out its intentions to increase the amount of housing across all tenures so that every household can access a good quality, affordable and sustainable home.

09 Jul 2021
New Homes Quality Board Code of Practice

The New Homes Quality Board has consulted on its draft Code of Practice, which outlines the guiding principles and practical steps that new homes builders across the UK must follow if they opt to be registered with the NHQB.

22 Jun 2021
Renting Homes (Wales) Act: Model written statements of occupation contracts

We have urged consistency across tenancy agreements and suggested the introduction of a checklist to support landlords and agents to comply with the new rules.

16 Jun 2021
New rules to protect commercial landlords and tenants

The UK Government will introduce a legislative backstop where commercial property negotiations are not successful all sides go into binding mediation. This will help tenants and landlords work together to come to an agreement on how to handle the money owed.

04 May 2021
Amendments to the Flood Re scheme

We reiterated our long-standing views that the UK Government must ensure that the Flood Re scheme is extended, and insurance is provided at reasonable rates to private landlords, leaseholders and small businesses.

15 Apr 2021
Safer buildings in Wales

We responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on improving building safety by supporting the proposed measures. However, we also urged them to consider the height of buildings, occupation and material used to build property to determine fire risk rather than simply the number of dwellings.

17 Feb 2021
Improving home energy performance through lenders

We responded to the UK Government’s consultation on improving home energy performance through lenders by raising concerns that the proposed targets are unrealistic, too simplistic and could deter people from moving home.

04 Feb 2021
HM Treasury Budget 2021

We submitted our formal written representation to HM Treasury on new policy ideas for both estate and letting agents to be included in the UK Government’s Budget on 3 March 2021.

20 Jan 2021
Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales

We highlighted a number of concerns relating to affordability and the need to look beyond a one-size fits all policy. We see a need to develop proposals that work with the different age, condition, and size of properties in the private rented sector.

19 Jan 2021
Domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms: proposals to extend regulations

We argued in our response that the rules should be amended so that landlords and agents ensure alarms are tested before the tenancy starts—not on the day the tenancy begins.

09 Dec 2020
Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

We responded to the Local Government and Communities Committee consultation on the Fair Rents Bill stressing disapproval of the policy's propositions. The Bill aims to cap rent rises on private residential properties in Scotland.

30 Nov 2020
Inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on the private rented sector

Following HCLG's May inquiry on the impact of Covid-19 on the private rented sector, we provided further response highlighting the urgent need for financial support.

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