Localism Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Ninth Marshalled List]

Clause 127

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

LORD BEECHAM

LORD PATEL OF BRADFORD

170CM*

Page 119, line 16, after “(4)” insert “and (7A)”

170CN*

Page 119, line 18, at end insert—

“(7A) A local housing authority must treat as a qualifying person anyone who is already—

(a) a secure or introductory tenant, or

(b) an assured tenant of housing accommodation held by a private registered provider of social housing or a registered social landlord.”

After Clause 130

LORD SHIPLEY

173AB*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Homelessness and threatened homelessness

In the Housing Act 1996, at the end of subsection (2)(b) insert—

“(c) he has been given a valid notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (orders for possession on expiry or termination of assured shorthold tenancy”.”

Clause 135

LORD SHIPLEY

173CF*

Page 128, leave out lines 16 to 18 and insert—

“( ) The review may only be requested on the basis that the length of the term does not accord with a policy of the prospective landlord’s decision about the length of term of the tenancy.”

After Clause 161

LORD SHIPLEY

182KH*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Leases to which section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 applies: exceptions

In section 14 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (leases to which section 11 applies: exceptions), omit subsections (1) and (2).”

182KJ*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Other repairing obligations (No. 4)

(1) Section 8 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (implied terms as to fitness for human habitation) shall have effect as amended by this section.

(2) For subsection (3) substitute—

“(3) This section—

(a) applies to a contract if it is for the residential occupation of a house, and

(b) does not apply where a house is let for a term of seven years or more (the lease not being determinable at the option of either party before the expiration of seven years);

upon terms that the tenant puts the premises into a condition reasonably fit for human habitation.”

(3) In subsection (4) omit the Table.

(4) After subsection (6) insert—

“(7) In this section—

“contract”, “letting” and “tenancy” include any arrangement giving a person a right to remain in residential occupation of a house, and

“tenant” includes any person occupying pursuant to such an arrangement.””

182KL*

Insert the following new Clause—

“Restriction on discretion of court in making orders for possession of land

In subsection (1) of section 89 of the Housing Act 1980—

(a) leave out the words “fourteen days after the making of the order, unless it appears to the court that exceptional hardship would be caused by requiring possession to be given up by that date; and shall not in any event be postponed to a date later than”;

(b) at the end insert the words “unless the court determines that postponing to a later date would be proportionate in the circumstances of the case”.”

Prepared 19th July 2011