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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.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 2, line 22, at end insert--
 
("provided that if the estates, charges, interests, claims and rights of all persons mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) 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")
 
  
BY THE LORD CHANCELLOR
 
     Page 2, line 27, leave out from ("consent") to ("successors") in line 28 and insert ("to bind") 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 2, line 36, 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 not required by virtue of the proviso to subsection (1)")
 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     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 and persons deriving title under them if the covenant so provides.")
Flying commonhold.
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 70, line 35, leave out paragraph 1 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Leave out Clause 10 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The superior leaseholder shall be liable for loss suffered by a person who holds an inferior lease which is extinguished by virtue of section 7(3)(d) or 9(3)(f).")Extinguished lease: liability.
  
Clause 17
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Leave out Clause 17 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 8, line 42, leave out from ("unit") to end of line 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD CHANCELLOR
 
     Page 9, line 28, after ("in") insert ("the whole or part of") 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 9, line 30, leave out ("17 to") and insert ("18 and") 
     Page 9, line 32, leave out subsections (3) to (6) 
  
BY THE LORD CHANCELLOR
 
     Page 9, line 32, after ("interest") insert ("other than a term of years absolute") 
     Page 9, line 32, after ("in") insert ("the whole or part of") 
     Page 9, line 37, leave out from ("only") to end of line and insert ("if--
    (a)  the association passes a resolution to take the action, and
    (b)  at least 75 per cent. of those who vote on the resolution vote in favour.")
 
     Page 9, line 40, leave out ("subsection (3)") and insert ("this section") 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     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 commonhold unit,
shall have effect subject to any provision of the commonhold community statement.")
 
  
BY THE LORD CHANCELLOR
 
     Page 10, line 1, leave out ("an interest or charge in or") and insert ("a charge") 
     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Where--
    (a)  land becomes commonhold land or is added to a commonhold unit, and
    (b)  immediately before that event there is a charge over the land which could not be created after registration by reason of subsection (1),
the charge shall be extinguished by virtue of this subsection to the extent that it could not be created after the event mentioned in paragraph (a).
 
    (1B)  Regulations may provide that--
    (a)  it shall not be possible to create an interest of a prescribed kind in part only of a commonhold unit;
    (b)  it shall not be possible to create an interest of a prescribed kind in part only of a commonhold unit unless prescribed conditions are satisfied.
    (1C)  Regulations under subsection (1B) may provide for extinguishment of an interest in land to such extent as the regulations may specify where--
    (a)  the land becomes commonhold land or is added to a commonhold unit, and
    (b)  the interest is of a kind which could not be created after that event by reason of the regulations.")
 
     Page 10, line 5, at end insert ("or regulations under subsection (1B).") 
     Page 10, line 6, leave out ("and") and insert ("to") 
     Page 10, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) In this section "interest" does not include--
    (a)  a charge, or
    (b)  an interest which arises by virtue of a charge.")
 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 10, line 41, leave out ("classes of person") and insert ("persons") 
     Page 11, line 1, leave out ("kind of") 
     Page 11, line 1, at end insert--
    ("(c)  the times or periods when it may be used")
 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     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 may 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 LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 11, line 39, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  by a majority of not less than 80 per cent. of the members of the commonhold association")
 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Leave out Clause 30 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Leave out Clause 31 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 14, line 3, leave out subsection (1) 
     Page 14, line 5, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 14, line 8, leave out ("registered") and insert ("filed with the Registrar") 
     Page 14, line 10, leave out ("makes an application") and insert ("files an amended commonhold community statement") 
     Page 14, line 14, leave out subsection (5) 
     Page 14, line 19, leave out from ("unit,") to ("any") in line 20 and insert ("the commonhold association must also file with the Registrar") 
     Page 14, line 26, leave out from ("Where") to ("make") in line 27 and insert ("an amendment to a commonhold community statement is registered under this section, the Registrar may") 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 14, line 30, leave out ("is") and insert ("shall be") 
     Page 14, line 30, leave out ("private") 
     Page 14, line 31, leave out ("guarantee") and insert ("shares") 
     Page 14, line 32, leave out ("that an") and insert ("the") 
     Page 14, line 35, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 14, line 37, leave out subsection (2) 
 
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