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Friday 11th January 2002


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STANDING COMMITTEE D

COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM BILL [LORDS]


NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Michael Willis

Mr Michael Wills To move, That the order in which proceedings in Standing Committee on the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill are to be taken shall be Clauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 2, Clauses 5 to 33, Schedule 3, Clauses 34 to 57, Schedule 4, Clauses 58 to 66, Schedule 5, Clauses 67 and 68, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 1, Clauses 69 and 70, Schedule 6, Clauses 71 to 100, Schedule 7, Clauses 101 to 121, Schedule 8, Clauses 122 to 147, Schedule 9, Clauses 148 to 153, Schedule 10, Clause 154, Schedule 11, Clauses 155 to 165, Schedule 12, Clauses 166 and 167, Schedule 13, Clauses 168 to 170, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2, Clause 171, Schedule 14, Clauses 172 to 174 and remaining New Clauses and New Schedules.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

22

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     18,     at beginning insert 'subject to sub-section (2A)'.

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

1

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out lines 22 and 23.

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

2

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   An application under section 2 may not be made in respect of a freehold estate without the consent of a simple majority of the registered proprietors of the leasehold estates in the whole or part of the land granted for a term or more than 21 years.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

23

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Where the conditions set out in sections 1 to 10 of the Leasehold ReformHousing and Urban Development Act 1993 (right to collective enfranchisement) as herein amended are satisfied in respect of any premises to which those sections apply, regulations made under sub-section (2) above shall make provision in respect of such premises dispensing with the consent of the persons:

      (a) mentioned in sub-section (1)(a) hereof;

      (b) mentioned in sub-section (1)(b) hereof where no more than 25 per cent. of qualifying tenants within the meaning of the said 1993 Act as amended herein refuse to consent;

      (c) mentioned in sub-sections (1)(c) and (d) hereof:

                (i)   insofar as the charge or the caution (as the case may be) is over the whole or part of the freehold estate in the land; and

                (ii)   insofar as the charge or the caution (as the case may be) is over flats held by qualifying tenants who constitute no more than 25 per cent. of the qualifying tenants of the premises.

    (2B)   Regulations under sub-sections (2) and (2A) hereof shall make provision:

      (a) where consent has been dispensed with under sub-section (2A)(a) hereof for the compensation of persons mentioned in sub-section (1)(a) hereof, including provisions determining who shall be obliged to pay the compensation and how and by whom the compensation is to be determined;

      (b) where consent has been dispensed with under sub-section (2A)(b) hereof for the continuation of the leases of qualifying tenants who refuse to become unit-holders of a commonhold unit; and

      (c) where consent has been dispensed with under sub-section (2A)(c) and (d) hereof for the substitution of the charge or caution of persons mentioned under sub-section (1)(c) and (d) for a charge or caution over the commonhold unit of the person.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
A ndrew Selous

43

*Schedule     2,     page     89,     leave out lines 5 to 13.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

32

*Clause     8,     page     4,     line     36,     after 'Part' insert 'first'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

33

*Clause     8,     page     4,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( )   "Second transitional period" means the period between the event mentioned in section 7(3) and the date upon which all units in the building have been sold.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

34

*Clause     8,     page     4,     line     39,     leave out first 'a' and insert 'both'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

35

*Clause     8,     page     4,     line     39,     leave out 'period' and insert 'periods'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

36

*Clause     8,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '( )   Regulations shall provide that during the second transitional period, where units are still under construction or awaiting sale, special provisions shall apply to ensure maintenance, repair, services and insurance are maintained by the commonhold association and contributions from unit-holders and the developer are on an equitable basis.'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

37

*Clause     11,     page     6,     line     25,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

38

*Clause     11,     page     6,     line     26,     at end insert ', and must have regard to section 24(2)'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

39

*Clause     11,     page     6,     line     27,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

40

*Clause     11,     page     6,     line     28,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

25

*Page     8,     line     30,     leave out     Clause 17.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

44

*Clause     18,     page     9,     line     11,     leave out 'which is not residential (within the meaning of section 17)'.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

45

*Clause     20,     page     10,     line     2,     leave out '17 to' and insert '18 and '.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

46

*Clause     20,     page     10,     leave out lines 4 to 17.

   

Mr Michael Wills

15

Clause     20,     page     10,     line     5,     leave out 'the whole or part of'.


   

Mr Michael Wills

16

Page     10,     leave out Clause 21.


   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

41

*Clause     24,     page     11,     line     36,     leave out from 'means' to end of line 38 and insert 'all structural parts of the commonhold and those areas used in common".'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

42

*Clause     24,     page     11,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '( )   The structure shall include—

      (a) main walls (but not the internal plaster surfaces thereof),

      (b) floors (but not the timber or other surfaces therof or plaster or other surfaces to any ceiling below),

      (c) roof,

      (d) roads, paths and pavements, and

      (e) such other areas not forming part of the commonhold unit.'.


   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

3

Clause     30,     page     14,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Provision in a commonhold community statement imposing a duty to pay money (whether in pursuance of subsection (5)(a) or any other provision made by or by virtue of this part) may include provision as to the payment of outstanding service charges on the sale or transfer of any commonhold unit.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr John Taylor
Dr Julian Lewis
Mr Bill Wiggin
Andrew Selous

47

*Clause     30,     page     14,     line     17,     leave out 'not'.


   

Mr Michael Wills

17

Clause     31,     page     15,     line     3,     after '20,' insert '[Part-unit: interests],'.


   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

4

Clause     33,     page     15,     line     34,     after '(1)', insert 'Subject to subsection (3) below,'.

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

5

Clause     33,     page     15,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(3)   Regulations may make provision for the establishment of a commonhold partnership with limited liability in respect of any commonhold association with ten members or fewer.'.

 
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