§ Sir W. Bromley-Davenport
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the number of dwellings at present controlled which will under the Housing Act, 1969, be eligible for rent increases in 1st January, 1971, 1st July, 1971, and 1st January, 1972, respectively.
§ Mr. Freeson
The increases will be chargeable only where the dwellings were provided (or in process of being provided) with the standard amenities at 25th August last and are in good repair and in all other respects fit for habitation; transfer to rent regulation will be allowed in these circumstances on the dates in question, but any increases in rent will be subject to phasing. The Act includes a number of safeguards for the tenants of such properties. The numbers depend on the action taken by owners but it is possible that between 60,000 and 70,000 dwellings will he affected on each of the three dates in question.