Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Second Reading

19 March 2018

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 19 March 2018. The Bill passed Second reading and now moves to Committee stage in the Commons.

Second Reading

The debate was opened by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Heather Wheeler. Melanie Onn responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and has been submitted to a Public Bill Committee.

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill

Summary of the Bill

This Bill contains measures to ensure that lifetime tenants of social homes who are victims of domestic abuse are granted a further lifetime tenancy where:

  • They either need to leave or have left their home to escape domestic abuse and are being re-housed by a local authority.
  • They are a joint tenant and wish to remain a tenant of their
    social home after the perpetrator has left or been removed and the local authority decides to grant them a further sole tenancy in their current home.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for the Second Reading.

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