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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