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Amendments to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill

Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Before Clause 4
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2 and 3, in order to facilitate the creation of commonhold from an existing freehold building, the following provisions shall apply--
    (a)  existing long leases may continue and comprise part of a commonhold;
    (b)  where leaseholders do not wish to become unit owners and have signified this accordingly, existing long leases will continue and the commonhold association shall be regarded as the unit holder, with the obligation to the leaseholder as the freeholder of the unit;
    (c)  existing rights applicable to long leases shall continue to be maintained; and
    (d)  existing rights applicable to mortgages shall be maintained.
    (2)  Conversion may take place where no less than 50% of the long leaseholders consent to convert to commonhold.
 
    (3)  Where more than 10% of leaseholders object to this conversion, they may apply to a tribunal court indicating the grounds for their objections.
 
    (4)  Where an application is made under subsection (3) above, the tribunal may confirm or prevent the conversion having regard to the circumstances.")
Conversion of existing buildings.
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
     Page 6, line 17, leave out ("may") and insert ("must") 
     Page 6, line 18, at end insert ("and must have regard to section 24(2)") 
     Page 6, line 19, leave out ("may") and insert ("must") 
     Page 6, line 20, leave out ("may") and insert ("must") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
     Page 7, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding other remedies which may be available to the commonhold association, outstanding debts and arrears due to the commonhold association must be paid by the vendor on transfer of the unit.")
 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
     Page 10, leave out lines 37 and 38 and insert ("all structural parts of the commonhold and those areas used in common.") 
     Page 10, 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 thereof 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.")
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD WILLIAMS OF ELVEL
 
     Page 17, line 3, at end insert ("owned by the commonhold association") 
 
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