A slew of MPs who are members of the Renters Reform Bill committee receive money from letting out rooms or properties - and that includes some MPs arguing for radical reforms of the private rental sector.
Hansard, the official record of Parliamentary proceedings, has recorded the declarations of interest from MPs sitting on the committee, which has been scrutinising line-by-line the Bill.
MPs have to declare their property interests if they receive over £10,000 per year from letting out.
The chair of the committee is James Gray, Tory MP for North Wiltshire: he told committee members at the start of proceedings that “I own two buy-to-lets, not that that particularly matters.”
Helen Morgan, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Shropshire, is a joint owner of a property let out privately, as is former Conservative housing minister and long-standing advocate of reform Eddie Hughes.
Another Conservative MP - Craig Tracey, who represents North Warwickshire - lets out a commercial property; while Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the left wing Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, has lodgers at his house and
Anna Firth, Tory member for Southend West, is the joint owner of two properties that are let out, but held in trust; and another Conservative MP - Dean Russell, representing Watford - is a private tenant rather than a homeowner.
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