HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c703W
Mr. W. H. Green

asked the Attorney-General (1) whether he will authorise local authorities to issue a sanitary certificate in respect of a house damaged by enemy action as having been rendered not-reasonably fit for habitation, and, by so doing, exempt the tenant from the payment of 40 per cent. or 15 per cent. placed on rent of controlled houses by the Rent Restrictions Acts of 1915 and 1939;

(2) whether he will consider the advisability of instructing local authorities to set up rent apportionment tribunals in order to assess the just rent tenants should pay when, owing to enemy action, only part of their premises are habitable, seeing that to compel tenants to pay full rental for a house, when the conditions obtaining when the tenancy was entered upon have been so seriously altered, is unjust?

The Attorney-General

The whole question of rents on houses damaged by enemy action is under active consideration.