Tory Bonfire of Asylum Rules - EXCLUSIVE!
The treacherous Tories are plotting a bonfire of the rules which restrict the placing of asylum seekers in England and Wales. This will unleash a huge new wave of UNLICENCED hostels for asylum seekers, over which local councils and the normal rules for multi-occupancy buildings have absolutely no control.
The Sunak regime is doing this by quietly pushing through a new set of rules, which will make new asylum seeker occupation properties exempt from the safeguards and controls imposed on multi-occupancy properties by the Housing Act 2004.
The sneak legislation will open up the whole of England and Wales to a new wave of uncontrolled asylum-profiteering by greedy and irresponsible private landlords. The offending ‘statutory instrument’ is The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023
In accordance with regulation 1(2), these new rules are being put forward by the Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 250(2)(a) and 254(6) of the Housing Act 2004(1). They are set to be nodded into law very shortly by Parliamentary resolution – without any publicity or debate – and come into force the very next day.
The new regulation amends section 254 of the Housing Act 2004, and reads:
2.—(1) Section 254 of the Housing Act 2004 (meaning of “house in multiple occupation”) is amended as follows.
(2) After subsection (5) insert—
“(5A) A building, or part of a building, in England which is within subsection (1) is not a house in multiple occupation for the purposes of Part 2 during the relevant period if—
(a)it is occupied solely or principally by asylum-seekers or members of their household; and
(b)the person managing or having control of it is—
(i)a relevant landlord, or
(ii)an AASC provider; and
(c)in the case of an AASC provider, the occupation as mentioned in paragraph (a) began in the period beginning with the date the Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2023 came into force and ending with 30th June 2024.
(5B) For the purposes of subsection (5A) and this subsection—
(a)“AASC provider” means a person who has entered into a contract with the Secretary of State to procure accommodation for asylum-seekers to discharge the functions of the Secretary of State under section 4, 95 or 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(2).
In simple English, this all means that landlords contracted with the Tory regime to house asylum seekers will not have to comply with the normal rules which are supposed to protect their tenants and the wider community. It’s a licence to open up every run-down block of flats, closed down hospital, mothballed Forces base and bankrupt hotel, and pack them to the rafters with unvetted illegal migrants.
We’ve been specifically tipped off that plans are already afoot to take advantage of this Tory scam in the east Midlands town of Mansfield, but there is absolutely no doubt that landlords all over England and Wales are getting ready to take advantage of this new taxpayers’ cash bonanza. We expect the Tories to keep it all under wraps until after the local elections in May, but then watch the floodgates open!
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