HC Deb 24 January 2001 vol 361 c608W
Mr. Linton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects rent officers and rent assessment panels to complete the process of(a) revising rents and (b) recovering overpaid rent paid by registered tenants affected by the House of Lords decision on the Maximum Fair Rent Order. [146493]

Mr. Mullin

We expect the Rent Service to complete revision of registrations affected by the judgment which fall to rent officers by the end of February. The rent assessment panels are considering what action committees should take on the small percentage of cases which fall to them in the light of the guidance issued by my Department.

Rent officers and rent assessment committees are not able to act to recover overpaid rent. This is a matter between landlords and tenants.

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