HC Deb 11 November 1927 vol 210 cc587-8

I beg to move, in page 20, line 39, at the end, to insert the words: Unless or until a tenant of a holding shall have received notice that the person theretofore entitled to receive the rents and profits of the holding (hereinafter referred to as "the original landlord ") has ceased to be so entitled, and also notice of the name and address of the person who has become entitled to receive such rents and profits, any claim, notice, request, demand, or other instrument which the tenant shall serve upon or deliver to the original land- lord shall be deemed to have been served upon or delivered to the landlord of such holding.


I beg to second the Amendment.


Could we not hear from the Home Secretary what change this actually makes in the present law? It sounds all right if we read it out, but, not being a lawyer, I do not quite know what effect it will have.


As the House knows, this Bill has been founded very largely on the Agricultural Holdings Act, and there was either a mistake or a lapse in the original Agricultural Holdings Act in relation to the service of notices by tenants. That Act had to be amended by an amending Act, and the same Amendment is being imported into this Bill, so as to make it quite clear on whom notices should be served when there is a change of ownership.

Amendment agreed to.