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Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsors:
Dr Brian Iddon
Lord Best

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2010 c.19 | PDF version, 60KB 09.04.2010

Latest news on the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Act 2010

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 8 April. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Act 2010

The recent economic downturn has been accompanied by a rise in the numbers of homes being repossessed. The main purpose of the Bill is to offer protection to tenants of rental properties whose landlord has both defaulted on his mortgage and not notified his lender that the property was being let (an 'unauthorised tenancy').

Key areas

  • gives courts power to postpone the delivery of a possession order, and to stay or suspend the execution of an existing possession order
  • ensures the tenant is given notice of a possession order before its execution

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