HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc466-7
Mr. T. Fraser

I beg to move, in page 18, line 24, at the end, to insert: and any amount directed by the award to be paid by the landlord shall be paid by him to the tenant. This Clause provides that where, by virtue of Clause 14, which relates to the securing of written leases and the revision of certain leases, the liability for the maintenance or repair of any item of fixed equipment is transferred from the tenant to the landlord, or vice versa, the tenant or the landlord, as the case may be, may require that there shall be determined by arbitration the amount of any compensation in respect of arrears of work not carried out by the party previously responsible for such work.

There is an inconsistency between Subsections (1) and (3) of the Clause, in that Subsection (1) stipulates that the amount of any compensation awarded shall be paid by the tenant whereas Subsection (3) does not stipulate for similar payment by the landlord in the case of a tenant's claim. The purpose of the Amendment is to remove this inconsistency.

Amendment agreed to.