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Baroness Pinnock's amendment, After Clause 2 (13)

Fire Safety Act 2021

Report stage

Lead member

Baroness Pinnock
Liberal Democrat, Life peer
Lords

Decision

Agreed
This amendment was agreed to. Where a member has opposed a Clause standing part of a Bill, 'agreed' indicates that the Clause was removed from the Bill.

Amendment text

After Clause 2

Insert the following new Clause—

“Prohibition on passing remediation costs on to leaseholders and tenants

(1) The owner of a building may not pass the costs of any remedial work attributable to the provisions of this Act on to leaseholders or tenants of that building.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a leaseholder who is also the owner or part owner of the freehold of the building.”

Member’s explanatory statement

The purpose of this new Clause is to prevent freeholders passing on remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants, such as through demands for one-off payments or increases in service or other charges.

Sponsor

Lord Shipley
Liberal Democrat
Life peer