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Cymorth Cymru Housing Bill & Social Service Bill: Consultation event

Cymorth Cymru Housing Bill & Social Service Bill: Consultation event

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  1. Welsh Government Cymorth Cymru Housing Bill & Social Service Bill: Consultation event 30 May 2012 Simon White Project Manager (Tenancy Reform)

  2. Welsh Government What I’m going to cover: • Foundations • White Paper • Housing Bill: Principles & Timescale • Housing Bill: Content • Housing Bill: For Consideration • Tenancy Reform: Dedicated Bill

  3. Welsh Government Foundations • Referendum - new powers • Housing strategy 2010 • Programme for Government • Inquiries • Research • Views of stakeholders

  4. Welsh Government White Paper • Published 21st May – consultation closes 17th August http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/housingcommunity/housewhitepaper • Legislative and other, non-legislative, actions • Whole housing system approach • Three strategic priorities…. • More homes, better homes, better services • This term and longer

  5. Welsh Government Housing Bill: Principles & Timescale • Need - legislation not always the solution • Proportionate • Avoid unintended consequences • Programme of work from White Paper to introduction • Introduction into Assembly in October 2013 • Scrutiny in line with typical timescales

  6. Welsh Government Housing Bill: Content • Homelessness • Private rented sector • Empty Homes • Gypsy & traveller sites • Community land trusts • Co-operative housing • Local Housing Market Assessments

  7. Welsh Government Housing Bill: For Consideration • Standards for local authority rents, service charges and quality • Abolition of Housing Revenue Account Subsidy system (subject to negotiation with UK Government) • Duty of co-operation on RSLs (and others?) • Your views are important

  8. Welsh Government Tenancy Reform: Dedicated Bill • Will affect both social and private rented housing • Modelled closely on Law Commission’s 2006 proposals http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/areas/renting-homes.htm • Landlord-neutral legal framework • Clarity of rights and responsibilities • 2 model contracts: secure contract based on LA secure; periodic contract similar to assured shorthold tenancy • Improved framework for supported housing • Longer timescale to enable necessary engagement

  9. Welsh Government Cymorth Cymru Housing Bill & Social Service Bill: Consultation event Thank you – any questions? Simon White Project Manager (Tenancy Reform)