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Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill proposes to amend the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 prior to its coming into force to provide greater security for people who rent their homes in Wales, in particular those who live in the private rented sector.

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 1MB).

 

Current Stage

 

The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 10 February 2020

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill (PDF, 165KB), as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 1MB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement (PDF, 68KB): 10 February 2020

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 11 February 2020 (PDF, 49KB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent (PDF, 328KB)

 

Bilingual Glossary (PDF, 74KB)

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

Consultation

Public consultation. The Committee has issued a call for evidence, which closed on 12 March 2020.

 

Survey

In addition to the consultation, the Committee also conducted a survey aimed at landlords on the Bill.

 

Committee dates

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

12 February 2020

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

Private

Private

27 February 2020

Oral evidence session

Read the transcript

Watch the meeting

4 March 2020

Oral evidence session

Watch the meeting

12 March 2020

Oral evidence session

18 March 2020

Oral evidence session

 

26 March 2020

Oral evidence session

26 March 2020

Consideration of key issues (private)

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

 

20 April 2020

Purpose of meeting

Oral evidence session

Transcript

Senedd.TV

 

 

 

 

The Finance Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

18 March 2020

Purpose of meeting

Oral evidence session

Transcript

Senedd.TV

 

 

 

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer has indicated that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.  Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Contact information

Clerk: Naomi Stocks

Phone:0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff CF99 1NA

 

Email: Seneddcommunities@Assembly.Wales

 

 

Business type: Legislation

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 10/02/2020

Decision due: Meeting Date by Plenary, Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Background papers

Consultations

 

 

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