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Thursday 11th January 2001


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE D

HOMES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr Nick Raynsford.

Mr Nick Raynsford To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 to 9; Schedule 1; Clauses 10 to 15; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part I; Clauses 16 to 29; Schedules 2 and 3; Clauses 30 to 34; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

31

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out 'or intended to be occupied'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

32

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     leave out '(and includes one that is being or is to be constructed)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

51

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( ) "Energy efficiency" means the extent to which the sources of heating and lighting in domestic premises are used without unnecessary waste, as measured by an approved assessment procedure.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

49

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     leave out 'or may become'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

33

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     22,     leave out 'it is taken off the market' and insert 'the agent's instructions shall be terminated in writing'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

50

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     24,     leave out 'or to a section of the public'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

16

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( ) A sale where a property is advertised for sale by a seller who has not instructed an estate agent, and in which the property is explicitly advertised as being "sold without seller's pack" shall be exempted from the legislation in Part I.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

17

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     23,     after 'action', insert 'excluding casual conversations in premises licensed for entertainment or for the sale of intoxicating liquors'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

26

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(5A) The seller does not become responsible under subsection (5) by marketing the property to an individual who is known to him or by virtue of any informal conversation with any individual.'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

34

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     41,     at end insert ' , unless the property is explicitly advertised as being sold "without seller's pack".'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

35

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     42,     leave out 'shall have in his possession, at all times during that period' and insert 'upon reasonable demand shall make available'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

38

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     6,     leave out 'as it stands'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

39

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     8,     leave out 'at that time'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

1

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out subsection (8).


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

2

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     12,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

3

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     26,     at end add—

    '(4) Save that this section shall not apply to residential properties owned by local authorities or registered social landlords.'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

41

*Clause     6,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

4

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     39,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

18

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     2,     leave out from 'property;' to end of line 4.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

42

*Clause     6,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

    '( ) was a person to whom the seller had indicated he was not prepared to sell the property.'.


   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

43

*Clause     7,     page     5,     line     19,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

5

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     44,     at end insert 'save that these shall not include local authority searches.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

19

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     44,     at end insert 'or—

    ( ) a valuation of the property.'.

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Archie Norman
Mr David Curry

27

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(ca) the energy efficiency of the building, identifying the presence of existing measures for improving energy efficiency and those which may reasonably be expected to be added;'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

6

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     2,     at end insert 'save that these shall not include a survey report or home condition report.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

7

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     2,     at end insert 'and the term "characteristics" shall include information about risk of flooding.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

20

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( ) an account of the suitability of the property for occupation by disabled persons.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

23

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(da) the energy efficiency of the property, including

            (i) the presence or absence in the dwelling of specified measures for improving energy efficiency, and

            (ii) measures which could be taken for the purpose of improving energy efficiency.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

40

*Clause     7,     page     6,     line     3,     after 'the', insert 'physical structure of the property.'

   

Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Archie Norman
Mr David Curry

28

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(aa) a report on the energy efficiency of the property, identifying energy efficient aspects of the structure, ranked with comparable properties, and including advice on improvement measures which it is feasible to make;'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

24

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(ba) an energy efficiency report containing advice on measures to improve the energy efficiency of the property, and an indication of the cost and pay-back period of each of these measures.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

8

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     22,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

9

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     24,     at end add—

    '(9) All the documents and information contained in the sellers' packs shall be confidential to the seller, a person acting on his behalf as an estate agent, and any bona fide buyer or potential buyer.'.

   

Mr Archie Norman
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr David Curry
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

29

*Clause     7,     page     6,     line     24,     at end add—

    '(8A) The regulations may specify that a property may be marketed with an incomplete pack in circumstances where reasonable efforts have been made to gather the missing information.'.

 
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