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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 18th January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE D


HOMES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [16th January].

   

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 Nick Raynsford

61

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(7A) Subsection (7) does not apply to anything provided at the request of a potential buyer under subsection (3)'.

   

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 Nick Raynsford

54

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     44,     at beginning insert 'with a view to marketing the property,'.

   

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 '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 Nick Raynsford

55

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     8,     leave out paragraph (a).


   

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
Mr Alan Simpson
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Gwyn Prosser
Mr Bill Etherington
Mr Andrew StunellLynne Jones

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
Mr Alan Simpson
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Gwyn Prosser
Mr Bill Etherington
Mr Andrew StunellLynne Jones

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 from 'provision' to the end of line 24.

   

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.'.

   

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

36

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

    '( ) Before making regulations for the purposes described in subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall consult with representatives of those bodies likely to have an interest in or be affected by the proposals.'.


   

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

44

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     25,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr Alan Simpson
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Gwyn Prosser
Mr Bill Etherington
Mr Andrew StunellLynne Jones

25

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     26,     after 'section 7(5)(d)', add 'and (da)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake

22

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( ) Regulations under section 7 shall ensure that the home condition report is required to be of a standard likely to be acceptable to mortgage lenders.'.

 
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