House of Commons
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EDM #142
Tabled 04 December 2008
2008-09 Session
That this House notes the current economic crisis has caused widespread uncertainty and placed huge pressures on homeowners; recognises that as many as 55,000 homeowners to date have turned to unconventional and unregulated housing agreements such as Sale and Rent Back (SRB) agreements to ease these pressures; further notes that these arrangements often create huge uncertainty as tenancies are not guaranteed in the long term; welcomes the publication of the Office of Fair Trading Market Study Report and its examination of the problems surrounding SRB agreements; further notes the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading to create a regulatory framework for SRB agreements and to promote consumer understanding of their risks; expresses disappointment at Government's weak response to these recommendations, pledging no more than impact assessment and consultation; and calls upon the Government to take decisive action to help struggling homeowners by implementing these measures immediately.