Amendments proposed to the Housing Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

347

Clause     128,     page     86,     line     31,     after first 'a', insert 'registered'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

348

Clause     128,     page     86,     line     37,     leave out 'as it stands'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

349

Clause     128,     page     86,     line     38,     leave out 'at the time'.

   

Mr David Kidney

374

*Clause     128,     page     87,     line     1,     after 'document' add 'or makes such a document available electronically'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

352

Clause     128,     page     87,     line     10,     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '(c) is a person to whom the seller has indicated that he is not prepared to sell the property.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

392

*Clause     128,     page     87,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) presents a threat to the security or privacy of the seller.'.

   

Mr David Kidney

375

*Clause     128,     page     87,     line     26,     at the beginning insert 'Save where the seller makes available an electronic home information pack,'.

   

Mr David Kidney

376

*Clause     128,     page     87,     line     34,     leave out subsection 9 and insert—

    '(9)   A person shall be entitled to comply with the duty under subsection (1) by providing access to an electronic home information pack unless he reasonably believes that the prospective buyer is unable to access information in that form.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

353

Clause     128,     page     87,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(10)   All the documents and information contained in the home information pack shall be confidential to the seller, the person acting on his behalf as an estate agent, a person acting on his behalf as a solicitor or conveyancer, and any bona fide buyer or potential buyer.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

394

*Clause     128,     page     87,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(10)   The meaning of "registered potential buyer" shall be provided in regulations made by the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

2

Page     86,     line     30,     leave out Clause 128.


   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

354

Clause     131,     page     89,     line     4,     after 'possession' insert 'or properties in areas of low housing demand'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

356

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     19,     at end insert—

      '(d) that a property may be marketed with an incomplete pack in circumstances where reasonable efforts have been made to get the missing information'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

357

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     19,     at end insert—

      '(e) A Statutory Instrument which contains regulations is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament'.

   

Mr Edward Davey

Matthew Green

Richard Younger-Ross

355

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Before making regulations for the purposes described in subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall consult with representatives of those bodies likely to have an interest in or be affected by the proposals.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

358

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     27,     at end insert 'and their professional advisers'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

359

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     31,     after 'the terms', insert '(but not a form of contract)'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

360

Clause     133,     page     89,     line     37,     after 'person', insert 'company or partnership who or which'.

   

Mr David Kidney

312

Clause     133,     page     90,     line     3,     at end insert—

      '(h) the extent to which the property provides a reasonable means of access and ease of use for disabled people or the extent to which it may be easily adapted to provide such access and ease of use.'.

   

Mr David Kidney

313

Clause     133,     page     90,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   But in the case of a new home sold by the builder to a first buyer with the benefit of ten year warranty issued by a warranty provider the requirements under subsection (5)(d) and (e) shall not apply.

    (5B)   In the case of a new home sold within 10 years of the issue of a warranty applying to it issued by a warranty provider (other than in the circumstances described in the preceding subsection) the information required under subsection 5(d) and (e) may be provided by the warranty provider so long as—

      (a) the individual providing the information meets the requirements of section 134(3), and

      (b) the warranty provider has a scheme which meets the requirements of sections 134(3), (4), (5) and (6).

    (5C)   In this section "warranty provider" means the National House Builders Council or other warranty company certified by the appropriate national authority for issuing a warranty in respect of new homes.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

361

Clause     133,     page     90,     line     6,     at end add 'or to a property information form giving similar information'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

362

Clause     133,     page     90,     line     12,     after 'person', insert 'company, partnership, association or local authority'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

363

Clause     133,     page     90,     line     14,     leave out from 'which' to end of line 16 and insert 'acknowledge liability for any error contained in the prescribed document due to his negligence in favour of'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

364

Clause     134,     page     90,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations under Section 133 shall ensure that home condition reports will satisfy minimum criteria likely to be acceptable to mortgage lenders'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

365

Clause     134,     page     90,     line     35,     after 'require', insert 'the seller to indicate whether or not'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

393

*Clause     134,     page     90,     line     37,     at end insert 'is to be provided in the Home Information Pack.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

366

Clause     134,     page     91,     line     1,     after 'are', insert 'independent'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

367

Clause     134,     page     91,     line     4,     at end insert 'adequate and appropriate'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

368

Clause     134,     page     91,     line     6,     after first 'the', insert 'effective'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

369

Clause     134,     page     91,     line     10,     at end insert—

      '(f) for sellers, buyers and lenders to be entitled to bring proceedings in respect of a home condition report upon which they have relied in any transaction'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Green
Richard Younger-Ross

370

Clause     134,     page     91,     leave out lines 15 and 16.


   

Mr Keith Hill

383

*Schedule     7,     page     175,     line     18,     leave out '4' and insert '8B'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

384

*Schedule     7,     page     175,     line     33,     leave out paragraphs 4 and 5.

   

Mr Keith Hill

385

*Schedule     7,     page     176,     leave out lines 4 to 6.

   

Mr Keith Hill

386

*Schedule     7,     page     176,     line     7,     after 'If' insert ', within the period specified under paragraph 1(c) (or that period as extended under paragraph 3(2)),'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

387

*Schedule     7,     page     176,     line     14,     at end insert 'and 8B(1) and (3)'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

388

*Schedule     7,     page     176,     line     24,     leave out 'a' and insert 'after a review the'.

   

Mr Keith Hill

389

*Schedule     7,     page     176,     line     38,     at end insert—

     '8A If the penalty charge notice is withdrawn or quashed, the authority shall repay any amount previously paid as a penalty charge in pursuance of the notice.

    8B (1) The amount of the penalty charge is recoverable from the recipient of the penalty charge notice as a debt owed to the authority unless—

            (a)   the notice has been withdrawn or quashed, or

            (b)   the charge has been paid.

    (2) Proceedings for the recovery of the penalty charge may not be commenced before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 7(1).

    (3) And if within that period the recipient of the penalty charge notice gives notice to the authority that he wishes the authority to review the penalty charge notice, such proceedings may not be commenced—

            (a)   before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 8(1), and

            (b)   where the recipient appeals against the penalty charge notice, before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the appeal is withdrawn or determined.

     8C In proceedings for the recovery of the penalty charge, a certificate which—

            (a)   purports to be signed by or on behalf of the person having responsibility for the financial affairs of the enforcement authority; and

            (b)   states that payment of the penalty charge was or was not received by a date specified in the certificate;

    is evidence of the facts stated.'.



 
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