Rents:Written question - 71830

(Brighton, Pavilion)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 24 April 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to appoint a Living Rent Commission to (a) determine a definition of affordable rent and (b) make recommendations on rent levels for all housing provided by local authorities and private registered providers in England.
Answered by: Gavin Barwell
Answered on: 27 April 2017

Affordable Rent is defined in Regulation 19 of the Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016. The Government committed in the Housing White Paper to set, a rent policy for social housing landlords to help them to borrow against future income.

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