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

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

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

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

4 White Paper Published 21st May – consultation closes 17th August Legislative and other, non-legislative, actions Whole housing system approach Three strategic priorities…. More homes, better homes, better services This term and longer Welsh Government

5 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 Welsh Government

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

7 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 Welsh Government

8 Tenancy Reform: Dedicated Bill Will affect both social and private rented housing Modelled closely on Law Commission’s 2006 proposals 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 Welsh Government

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


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