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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 24th January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE D


COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Committee [15th January].

   

Dr Brian Iddon
Shona McIsaac

94

Page     82,     line     4,     leave out Clause 160.


   

Dr Brian Iddon
Shona McIsaac

95

Page     82,     line     29,     leave out Clause 161.


   

Dr Brian Iddon
Shona McIsaac

96

Page     83,     line     33,     leave out Clause 162.


   

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

114

Schedule     12,     page     124,     line     31,     after 'tribunal', insert 'and to any such other party as the leasehold valuation tribunal may direct'.

   

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

115

Schedule     12,     page     124,     line     32,     after 'information', insert ', or to supply any documents,'.

   

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

116

Schedule     12,     page     124,     line     32,     after 'may', insert ', on the application of a party or of its own initiative,'.

   

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

117

Schedule     12,     page     124,     line     33,     after 'tribunal', insert 'and to the other party or parties as the case may be'.

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

100

Schedule     12,     page     124,     line     36,     leave out subparagraphs (3) and (4).

   

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

118

Schedule     12,     page     125,     line     2,     after 'holding of a', insert 'directions hearing and a'.

   

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

119

Schedule     12,     page     125,     line     4,     after 'tribunal)', insert 'and for the making of directions at such a hearing or review'.

   

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

120

Schedule     12,     page     125,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(2)   Procedure regulations may include provision empowering leasehold valuation tribunals to dismiss applications or transferred proceedings, in whole or in part, or to exclude the whole or part of any party's case, on the ground that a party has failed to comply with a direction or directions made by a leasehold valuation tribunal within the period for compliance specified by the leasehold valuation tribunal.'.

   

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

121

Schedule     12,     page     125,     line     22,     after 'hearing', insert 'if all the parties so request.'.

   

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

122

Schedule     12,     page     125,     line     25,     after '1977', insert 'if all the parties so request.'.

   

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

123

Schedule     12,     page     126,     line     11,     after 'pay', insert 'the whole or part of'.

   

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

124

Schedule     12,     page     126,     line     19,     at end insert ', or—

      (c) costs have been thrown away as a result of his failure to comply with a direction or directions made by a leasehold valuation tribunal within the period for compliance specified by the leasehold valuation tribunal, or

      (d) in the opinion of the leasehold valuation tribunal he acted unreasonably in commencing or prosecuting the proceedings, or

      (e) in the opinion of the leasehold valuation tribunal the proceedings were occasioned by his unreasonable acts or omissions.'.

   

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

125

Schedule     12,     page     126,     leave out lines 20 to 23 and insert 'In determining the amount of costs that a party is to pay to another party under this paragraph, the leasehold valuation tribunal shall have regard to the financial resources of the party who is to pay the costs.'.

   

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

126

Schedule     12,     page     126,     line     27,     after 'paragraph', insert 'or in accordance with section 86 of this Act.'.


   

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

113

Clause     166,     page     86,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   But every appeal will be limited to a review of the decision of the leasehold valuation tribunal unless the Lands Tribunal considers that in the case of an individual appeal it would be in the interests of justice to hold a rehearing.

    ( )   And the Lands Tribunal will not receive oral evidence or evidence which was not before the leasehold valuation tribunal unless it considers that it would be in the interests of justice to do so.'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 2

Landlord's share of marriage value

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'Paragraphs 4, 4Aa and 4B of Schedule 13 to the 1993 Act (landlord's share of marriage value) are hereby repealed'.'


Exclusion of buildings qualifying for enfranchisement under the 1993 Act
   

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

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The 1967 Act shall not apply to any building which meets, or may at sometime be reasonably expected to meet the qualifying tests in Part 1, Chapter 1 of the 1993 Act.'.


Price payable by nominee purchaser
   

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

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

       'In Paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 6 to the 1993 Act, at the end insert—

      "(d) a sum equivalent to the interest accruing at the base rate applied by the London clearing banks at the time to a principal sum which is equivalent to the aggregate sum of the values derived from paragraphs (a) to (c) above during the period between the valuation date and the date of completion of the transaction.".'


Premium payable by tenant
   

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

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

       'In paragraph 2 of Schedule 13 to the 1993 Act, at the end insert—

      "(d) a sum equivalent to the interest accruing at the base rate applied by the London clearing banks at the time to a principal sum which is equivalent to the aggregate sum of the values derived from sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) above during the period between the valuation date and the date of the completion of the transaction.".'


Abolition of forfeiture
   

Dr Brian Iddon
Shona McIsaac

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

       'A right of re-entry or forefeiture under any proviso or stipulation in a lease of a dwelling for a breach of covenant or condition in the lease shall not be enforceable by action or otherwise'.


Low rent test: extension of rights

   

Shona McIsaac

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

       .'. In Schedule 9 to the Housing Act 1996 (low rent test: extension of rights), after subsection (3)(c) of paragraph 1 (1AA) insert ", and

      (d) the freeholder satisfies a leasehold valuation tribunal that the house is integral to the management of the estate concerned and has been leased on terms relating to that purpose.

    (4)   An application to a leasehold valuation tribunal in accordance with paragraph (d) above shall be made by the freeholder within two months of his receipt of the relevant notice of the leaseholder's claim to enfranchise under the terms of this Act".'.


Tenants of houses on long lease to have first right of refusal on disposal

   

Shona McIsaac
Dr Brian Iddon

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   Section 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 is amended as follows—

    (2)   In subsection (2), before paragraph (a) insert—

      "(za) they consist of an individual house;".'.


Insurance provision under a lease

   

Mr Adrian Sanders
Sue Doughty

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Any provision in a lease of a dwellinghouse to which this Act applies, whensoever created, requiring a tenant to insure with a nominated company and through the agency of a lessor (or both) or any other person, firm or company shall be void.

    (2)   Such provision shall continue to be in force so far as it relates to the insurance of a dwellinghouse against the usual household risks for the full reinstatement value and index-linked with any reputable insurance company.

    (3)   Where there is included in a lease of a dwellinghouse (other than a flat) to which this Act applies whensoever cleared a covenant by the Lessor to insure with right of recovery from the Lessee by way of additional rent or otherwise of the cost then the Lessee shall be entitled to give notice in a form prescribed and in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State whereupon the lease shall from the date specified in such notice be read and construed as if there were a covenant by the Lessee to insure in accordance with the terms of the covenant henceforth to be performed by the Lessee who shall produce on reasonable notice to the Lessor or his agent the policy of insurance and the receipt for the current premium paid, the covenant to insure by the Lessor no longer being of effect.'.

 
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