HC Deb 17 November 1982 vol 32 cc189-90W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the workings of the Rent Act as far as it relates to rental mortgage agreements.

Mr. Stanley

The Government, following representations by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick, (Mr. Kaufman) introduced provisions, in the Housing Act

Authorities submitting urban programme grant applications for women's refuges in 1982–83*
Authority Project Application Successful? Type of Authority
Bexley Women's Aid Refuge Yes London Borough
Bradford Women's Aid Refuge Yes Metropolitan District
Brighton Women's Aid Refuge Yes Shire District
Cambridge Women's Aid Refuge Yes Shire District
Camden Women's Aid Refuge Yes London Borough
Carlisle Aid for Women Yes Shire District
Derbyshire Chesterfield Women's Aid Refuge No Shire County
Doncaster Women and Families Yes Metropolitan District

1980, to give greater safeguards for occupiers with rental purchase agreements. The Act extended the protection of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 to occupiers with rental purchase agreements and allowed the courts to suspend orders for possession as they think fit. It remains open to an occupier who considers that his agreement is not a genuine purchase agreement to apply to the rent officer for a fair rent, or to the court for a declaration that he has a protected tenancy under the Rent Act 1977.