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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR LETTINGS AGENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 815: tabled on 04 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that the current regulatory framework for lettings agents offers limited and inconsistent protection of the consumer, creates red tape for business and restricts investment in the private rented sector, does not reflect how consumers interact in the sector and provides no clear distinction between how sales and lettings businesses are now organised; notes that any individual can set up and practise as a lettings agent; understands the importance of a redress mechanism for customer complaints; and urges the Government to require lettings agents to be members of a Government-approved redress scheme and to meet statutory minimum professional standards to trade.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2012
Waveney
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sheffield Central
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2012
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
Blyth Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 December 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Ilford South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2012
South Antrim
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2012
Hayes and Harlington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bolton South East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2012
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Hazel Grove
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.