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

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

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Instruction of 14th February 2001, as follows-- 
 Clauses 1 and 2
Schedule 1
Clauses 3 and 4
Schedule 2
Clauses 5 to 33
Schedule 3
Clauses 34 to 56
Schedule 4
Clauses 57 to 65
Schedule 5
Clauses 66 to 69
Schedule 6
Clauses 70 to 99
Schedule 7
Clauses 100 to 120
Schedule 8
Clauses 121 to 138
Schedule 9
Clauses 139 to 141
Schedule 10
Clauses 142 to 148
Schedule 11
Clauses 149 and 150
Schedule 12
Clauses 151 to 154
Schedule 13
Clauses 155 to 157
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
 
1     Page 2, line 16, leave out ("anyone who") and insert ("at least 80 per cent. of the following classes of person") 
2     Page 2, line 17, at beginning insert ("anyone who") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
3     Page 2, line 19, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
BY THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
 
4     Page 2, line 19, at beginning insert ("anyone who") 
  
BY THE LORD RICHARD
 
5*     Page 2, line 21, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
BY THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
 
6     Page 2, line 21, at beginning insert ("anyone who") 
7     Page 2, line 23, at beginning insert ("anyone who") 
8     Page 2, line 24, at beginning insert ("anyone who") 
9     Page 2, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In cases where at least 80 per cent. of the classes of persons mentioned under subsection (1) consent to the registration of the freehold estate in land as a freehold estate in commonhold land, the opposition or non-vote shall be overturned by tribunal decision.")
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
10     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")
 
11     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)")
 
  
BY THE LORD RICHARD
 
12*     Page 2, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In the case of the registration of a commonhold of a building comprising leasehold flats where the freehold interest is in the control of the leaseholders or a leaseholders' company or a RTE company, then
    (a)  the necessary consent shall be 75 per cent. of all leaseholders subject to no more than 10 per cent. of leaseholders' objection, and
    (b)  a statement showing those leaseholders in favour and objecting shall accompany the application for registration.")
 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
13     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Commonhold land may consist of, or include, a building, or part of a building, which is above or below other land.
 
    (2)  Where subsection (1) applies, a positive covenant relating to the commonhold or the other land entered into between the commonhold association and the registered proprietor of an estate in the whole or part of the other land shall be enforceable by and against their successors in title if the covenant so provides.")
Flying commonhold.
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
14     Page 71, line 35, leave out paragraph 1 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
15     Page 72, leave out lines 1 to 4 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
16*     Page 3, line 24, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  The register may be rectified by the Registrar if--
    (a)  he is satisfied that the error is a minor matter; or
    (b)  if all relevant parties consent to the rectification.")
 
17*     Page 3, line 29, after ("affected") insert ("or who might reasonably expect themselves to be adversely affected in the future") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
18*     Page 4, line 25, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
19     Page 4, line 32, after ("Part") insert (""the first") 
20     Page 4, line 34, 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.")
 
21     Page 4, line 35, leave out ("a transitional period") and insert ("both transitional periods") 
22     Page 4, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations shall provide that during the second transitional period, where units are still under construction or waiting sale, special provisions shall apply to ensure that maintenance, repair, services and insurance are maintained by the commonhold association and contributions from unit-holders and the developer are on an equitable basis.")
 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
23*     Page 5, line 35, leave out paragraph (f) 
  
After Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
24     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 14
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
25*     Page 7, line 24, leave out ("and maintenance") and insert (", maintenance and regular upgrading") 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
26     Page 7, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding these duties, the commonhold association shall always be responsible for the structure of the building, including repairs and insurance of the structure on a full reinstatement basis.")
 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
27     Page 7, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Outstanding debts and arrears due to the commonhold association must be paid upon transfer of the unit.")
 
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
28     Page 8, line 20, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  No term of years absolute may be created in a residential commonhold unit--
    (a)  for a term exceeding 7 years;
    (b)  in consideration of the payment of a premium or other lump sum;
    (c)  which does not comply with such other conditions as may be prescribed.")
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
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
 
29     Page 8, line 42, leave out from ("unit") to end of line 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
30     Page 9, line 30, leave out ("17 to") and insert ("18 and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
31     Page 9, line 32, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
32     Page 9, line 32, leave out subsections (3) to (6) 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
33     Page 9, line 37, leave out ("resolution which is passed unanimously") and insert ("special resolution") 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
34     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.")
 
35     Page 10, line 1, leave out ("It shall not") and insert ("Subject to the provisions below, it shall") 
36     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
 
37     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 25
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
38     Page 11, line 8, at end insert ("and structure of the building") 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
39*     Page 11, line 9, leave out ("and maintain") and insert (", maintain and regularly upgrade") 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
40     Page 11, line 10, at end insert ("and structure of the building") 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
41     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
 
42     Page 11, line 39, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  with the agreement of at least 80 per cent. of the unit holders")
 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
43     Page 12, line 39, at end insert ("otherwise than in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of the commonhold community statement") 
44*     Page 13, line 8, after ("interest") insert ("and costs of recovery") 
45     Page 13, line 12, at beginning insert ("Save as provided in section 36,") 
46     Page 13, line 12, leave out ("not") 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     The Lord Kingsland gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 31 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
47*     Page 14, line 37, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
48*     Page 72, line 39, leave out paragraph 2 
49     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 34
 
  
BY THE LORD BRENNAN
 
50     Page 15, line 8, after ("if") insert ("this will not involve any significant financial disadvantage to the other unit holders and") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
51     Page 15, line 9, leave out from ("of") to ("and") in line 10 and insert ("the commonhold association") 
  
BY THE LORD BRENNAN
 
52     Page 15, line 11, after ("have") insert ("particular") 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
53*     Page 15, line 13, at end insert--
    ("provided that if the unit-holder in default is a director, that director shall be disqualified from taking part in any deliberation and decision as to the action to be taken or not taken for as long as he is in default")
 
54*     Page 15, line 13, at end insert--
        ("(  )  In discharging their duty under this section, the directors of a commonhold association shall at all time act in the best interests of the commonhold association as a whole.")
 
 
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