HC Deb 02 July 1982 vol 26 c1176

Lords amendment: No. 77, in page 34, line 6, leave out "become" and insert "are".

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Mr. Macfarlane

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we may take Lords Amendments Nos. 78 to 81.

Mr. Macfarlane

Amendment No. 79 puts an obligation on the local authority, if so requested, to provide free of charge a copy of any enforceable covenant to persons against whom the covenant may be enforced, where they were not party to the covenant when it was entered into.

Amendment No. 80 provides for the omission of subsection (5). That subsection is unnecessary since section 1(1)(d) of the Local Land Charges Act 1975 deals with the matter.

Amendment No. 81 provides for section 126 of the Housing Act 1974—which is superseded by the clause—to cease to have effect and, in consequence of amendment No. 80, ensures that covenants falling within section 126(2) will continue to be registered as local land charges.

Since clause 29 replaces section 126 of the 1974 Act, amendment No. 78 is necessary to ensure the continued enforceability of covenants to which section 126 applies.

Amendment No. 77 is consequential on amendment No. 78.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 78 to 81 agreed to.

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