The Northern Ireland Assembly is in Recess. The Business Committee will meet on the 1st of September and the First Plenary Sitting is the 7th of September.

Marshalled list of Amendments 26 January 2012

Item 4: Order Paper 44/11-15 – 30 January 2012

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Tenancy Deposit Scheme

That this Assembly recognises the safeguards which Tenancy Deposit Schemes offer to landlords and tenants within the private rented sector; expresses concern that many landlords often make unjustified deductions or are slow to return deposits at the end of a tenancy, particularly for tenants living in student accommodation; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to urgently bring forward his plans to introduce a mandatory Tenancy Deposit Scheme which would safeguard tenants' deposits and provide a fair and effective mechanism to resolve disputes. 

 [Mr M Copeland]
[Mr J McCallister]
                                                                                                                                   The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate:

Proposed: After ‘Social Development’ insert: 

‘ to consider the workings of the Private Residential Tenancies Board, which is based in Dublin, as a potential way forward for dealing with unscrupulous landlords who cheat their tenants out of deposits; and ’

[Mr F McCann]
[Mr M Brady]
[Mr A Maskey]


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