§ Lord Greaves
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their timetable for the commencement of the different parts of the Housing Act 2004, and for the issue of consultation documents, orders, circulars and other documents under the Act. [HL1052]
§ The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)
The provisions referred to in Section 270(1) and (2) of the Housing Act 2004 are already in force. Subject to consultation on the draft orders, and the approval of Parliament, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects to bring the remaining provisions into force on the dates tabled below:
Provision/Part Proposed Commencement Part 1—Housing Conditions October 05 Parts, 2, 3, 4 and 7—HMO and Selective Licensing October 05 Part 4—Empty Dwelling Management Orders October 05 Part 5—Home Information Packs January 07 Part 6—Remaining Right to Buy Modifications May 05 Part 6—Suspension of Certain Rights in connection with Anti-social Behaviour May 05 Part 6—Extension to Introductory Tenancies May 05 Part 6—Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments September 2006 Part 6—Tenant Deposit Protection July 06 Part 6—Additional power to Give Grants for Social Housing February 05
Provision/Part Proposed Commencement Part 6—Allocation of Housing Accommodation by Local Authorities April 05 Part 6—Social Housing Ombudsman for Wales June 05
The Government will ensure that all consultation papers, draft regulations and other documents necessary for the proper implementation of the various provisions of the Act will be brought forward at the appropriate times.