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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 15th January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (14th January).

   

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 subsection (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 Reform, Housing 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 undersubsection (2) above shall make provision in respect of such premises dispensing with the consent of the persons:

      (a) mentioned in subsection (1)(a) hereof;

      (b) mentioned in subsection (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 subsections (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 subsections (2) and (2A) hereof shall make provision:

      (a) where consent has been dispensed with under subsection (2A)(a) hereof for the compensation of persons mentioned in subsection (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 subsection (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 subsection (2A)(c) and (d) hereof for the substitution of the charge or caution of persons mentioned under subsection (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
Andrew 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,     line     18,     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.'.


   

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

24

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     23,     at end insert—

       'and (c) provision for monies payable by a unit-holder to the commonhold association under sub-sections (1) and (2) hereof and under provisions made under section 37(1) hereof to be a charge over that unit-holder's unit and enforceable as a first legal charge in priority to all other charges or encumbrances over that unit-holder's unit.'


   

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

49

Clause     38,     page     18,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The assets of a fund established and maintained by virtue of this section shall be treated as monies reserved for future expenditure.

    (3B)   Any sums paid into a fund established and maintained by virtue of this section by a unit-holder, and any investments representing those sums, shall (together with any income accruing thereon) be held by the commonhold association on trust either as a single fund, or, if the commonhold association deems appropriate, as two or more separate funds.

    (3C)   The commonhold association shall hold any trust fund—

      (a) on trust to defray costs incurred in connection with the matters for which the relevant contributions were payable (whether incurred by the commonhold association itself or by another person), and

      (b) subject to that, on trust for the persons who are the contributing unit-holders for the time-being.

    (3D)   Subject to subsections (3F) and (3G), the contributing unit-holders shall be treated as entitled by virtue of subsection (3C)(b) to such shares in the residue of any such fund as are proportionate to their respective liabilities to pay a proportion of the levy set under subsection (2).

    (3E)   If the Secretary of State by order so provides, any sums standing to the credit of any trust fund may, instead of being invested in any other manner authorised by law, be invested in such manner as may be specified in the order; and any such order may contain such incidental, supplemental or transitional provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in connection with the order.

    (3F)   On the transfer of a commonhold unit, the unit-holder shall not be entitled to any part of any trust fund, and any part of such trust fund which is attributable to relevant contributions paid in accordance with this section shall accordingly continue to be held on the trusts referred to in subsection (3C).

    (3G)   Any trust fund established under this section shall be exempt from any tax in respect of contributions made to it by the unit holders, whether (apart from this provision) a liability to tax may be imposed on the commonhold association or the contributing unit-holder.'.



 
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