Neil Parish among landlord MPs who voted against rental standard
Our MP, Neil Parish, is listed as one of 72 mainly Tory MPs who are landlords and voted against a Labour amendment to the Housing Bill which sought to establish “Implied term of fitness for human habitation in residential lettings”:
“This new Clause would place a duty on landlords to ensure that their properties are fit for habitation when let and remain fit during the course of the tenancy.”
As the threshold for registration with Commons authorities is £10,000 rent per annum, other landlord MPs who did not have to register their interest may also have voted against this amendment. 39% of Tory MPs, 26% of SNP MPs and 22% of Labour MPs are registered as landlords, compared to only 2% of the general population.
One thought on “Neil Parish among landlord MPs who voted against rental standard”
January 15, 2016 at 11:44 am
That sounds like a Pecuniary Interest to me – if it was like Local Government, a Pecuniary Interest would prevent MPs from speaking in the debate or voting on the measure.