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Amendments to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [H.L.]

Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Grand Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 2, line 24, at end insert--
 
("provided that if the estates, interests, charges, claims and rights of all persons mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) above who do not consent to such application relate in the aggregate to 20 per cent. or less of the total surface area of such land, their consent shall not be required")
 
     Page 2, line 38, at end insert--
    ("(g)  prescribing how for the purposes of this Part of this Act the surface area is to be ascertained;
    (h)  enabling a court to determine any issue as to whether consent is required by virtue of the proviso to subsection (1)")
 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 71, line 35, leave out paragraph 1 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 71, line 35, leave out paragraph 1 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 72, leave out lines 1 to 4 
  
After Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 66 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, there is inserted--Planning permission.
 <~et>Planning permission: commonhold.     66A.  A local planning authority shall not entertain any application for planning permission for a building for multiple residential occupancy unless the land to be developed has been or is to be registered as a freehold estate in commonhold under section 2 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2001."") 
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 17 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 8, line 42, leave out from ("unit") to end of line 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 9, line 30, leave out ("17 to") and insert ("18 and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 9, line 32, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 9, line 32, leave out subsections (3) to (6) 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 10, line 1, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  An instrument or agreement which creates an interest or charge in or over--
    (a)  part only of a commonhold unit, or
    (b)  part only of an interest in a commercial unit,
shall have effect subject to any provision of the commonhold community statement.")
 
     Page 10, line 1, leave out ("It shall not") and insert ("Subject to the provisions below, it shall") 
     Page 10, line 4, leave out from ("agreement") to end of line 5 and insert ("which creates such an interest or charge shall have effect only if made in accordance with, and subject to, any provisions of the commonhold community statement") 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 11, line 5, at end insert--
 
("(  )  Where a statement under subsection (2) above relates to a parking space, such space shall be deemed part of the commonhold unit.")
 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 11, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  A charge shall not be extinguished under subsection (3) or (4) unless either--
    (a)  the chargee first consents in writing,
    (b)  fair compensation is paid to the chargee for such extinguishment, or
    (c)  adequate substituted security is provided for the chargee by way of a charge or charges on one or more of the commonhold units in the commonhold.
    (7)  Regulations shall be made for determining what is fair compensation or adequate substituted security for the purposes of subsection (6).
 
    (8)  The county court shall have jurisdiction to determine any matter arising under subsection (6) or (7) whatever the amount or value of the compensation or security involved.")
 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 11, leave out line 39 and insert ("with the agreement of at least 80 per cent. of the unit holders") 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 12, line 39, at end insert ("otherwise than in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of the commonhold community statement") 
     Page 13, line 12, before at beginning insert ("Save as provided in section 36,") 
     Page 13, line 12, leave out ("not") 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 31 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 72, line 40, at end insert ("whether by way of variation of the form set out in Part IV of this Schedule or otherwise") 
  
Clause 36
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 16, line 14, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 16, line 17, at end insert--
    ("(c)  provision for charging the interest of a unit-holder who is in breach of any such duty to secure payment of any compensation or costs and interest thereon which he is liable to pay in respect of that breach of duty")
 
  
Clause 37
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 16, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A commonhold community statement must provide that the payments referred to in subsection (1)(c) to (e) above shall be revised to include any additional units created within the commonhold.")
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 17, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(c)  enabling a court to determine any issue as to whether or not any payment into the reserve fund demanded is reasonably required")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 17, line 15, at end insert ("and the date by which payment should be received") 
     Page 17, line 15, at end insert--
    ("(e)  as to the payment of interest on any late payment of such a levy.")
 
  
Clause 40
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 18, line 22, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  by a majority of 90 per cent. of the members of the commonhold community association who cast a vote on the resolution")
 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Page 23, line 29, leave out ("cease to be commonhold") and insert ("become freehold") 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 29, line 30, at end insert (",  and
    (d)  no part of the premises are let on a tenancy to which Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (business tenancies) applies")
 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 78, line 22, leave out paragraph 2 
     Page 79, line 25, leave out paragraph 5 
     Page 79, line 32, leave out from ("company") to end of line 38 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 30, line 4, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 7, leave out ("guarantee") and insert ("shares with at least the minimum paid-up capital, divided into "A" shares and "B" shares") 
     Page 30, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The minimum paid-up capital of an RTM company shall be the greater of--
    (a)  the total service charge and rent payable by tenants in respect of the premises in the two years prior to the acquisition date; or
    (b)  twice the average service charge and rent payable in respect of the premises in the five years prior to the acquisition date.")
 
     Page 30, line 11, leave out second ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 13, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 14, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 20, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 24, leave out first ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 27, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 28, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
     Page 30, line 30, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 30, line 34, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  The persons who are entitled to be holders of "A" shares in an RTM company shall be qualifying tenants of flats contained in the premises.
 
    (1A)  Any person being--
    (a)  the landlord of the whole or any part of the premises (including mesne landlords), or
    (b)  a management company party to any lease of the premises or any part thereof,
who prior to the acquisition date had the right to manage the premises shall be entitled to be holders of "B" shares in an RTM company.
 
    (1B)  The acquisition date shall be the date on which the RTM company acquired the right to manage.
 
    (1C)  The paid up capital of a "B" share in an RTM company shall be one pound and no person shall be required to hold more than one "B" share in an RTM company.
 
    (1D)  The holders of "B" shares in an RTM company shall have the right to appoint two directors to the board of directors of the company and the right on a requisition signed by a majority of them to call extraordinary general meetings of the RTM company.
 
    (1E)  The Secretary of State, after consultation with the National Assembly for Wales, shall (subject to section 70(2) and the previous subsections hereof) make regulations about the form and content of the memorandum of association and articles of association of RTM companies.
 
    (2)  Such regulations shall be laid before Parliament and shall be subject to an affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament.")
 
     Page 31, line 1, leave out ("A") insert ("An") 
     Page 31, line 3, leave out ("a") insert ("an") 
     Page 31, line 5, leave out second ("a") insert ("an") 
     Page 31, line 10, leave out ("a") insert ("an") 
 
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