Politics and legislation Housing courts In a speech to his party conference in October 2017, Sajid Javid MP, communities and local government secretary, announced that the UK government 'will consult with the judiciary on a new, specialist, Housing Court, so that we can get faster, more effective, justice. This will mean that every tenant has the security of knowing that if they're mistreated, or reasonable standards aren't met, they'll have somewhere to go. Somewhere with the power to put it right'. Private rented sector The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into powers to ...