HC Deb 25 July 1957 vol 574 c736

Lords Amendment: In page 11, line 33, at end insert: himself or to pay compensation (whether or not he was liable under any enactment to do so)to a tenant for making it".

Mr. Godber

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This Amendment makes a slight modification to the terms of the prudent landlord test to which we attach very considerable importance. The point here is that there was some possible doubt about the position of improvements carried out by tenants with the landlord's consent. This Amendment seeks to cover that point fully so that there will be no doubt in cases like this. I think that it will prove to be welcome to the industry generally.

Question put and agreed to. [Special Entry.]