Motion made, and Question,
That the following provisions shall have effect for the period beginning 20th March 1984 and ending 31 days after the earliest of the dates mentioned in section 50(2) of the Finance Act 1973—
(1) In section 75 of the Stamp Act 1891 (agreements for leases for terms not exceeding 35 years to be stamped as if they were leases) in subsection (1) the words "not exceeding thirty-five years" shall be omitted and for subsection (2) (5 pence stamp on lease in conformity with duly stamped agreement) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—
(2) Where duty has been duly paid on an agreement for a lease or tack and, subsequent to that agreement, a lease or tack is granted which either—
§ (2) In any case where—
- (a) an interest in land is conveyed or transferred subject to an agreement for a lease or tack for a term exceeding 35 years, or
- (b) a lease or tack is granted subject to an agreement for a lease or tack for a term exceeding 35 years, then, whether or not the conveyance, transfer, lease or tack is expressed to be so subject, it shall not be taken to be duly stamped unless there is denoted upon the conveyance, transfer, lease or tack the duty paid on the agreement; and section 11 of the Stamp Act 1891 shall have effect for this purpose as if the duty chargeable on the conveyance, transfer, lease or tack depended on the duty paid on the agreement.
§ (3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) above, an interest conveyed or transferred or, as the case may be, a lease or tack granted is not to be regarded as subject to an agreement for a lease or tack if that agreement is directly enforceable against another interest in the land in relation to which the interest conveyed or transferred or, as the case may be, the lease or tack granted is a superior interest:
§ (4) In section 15 of the Stamp Act 1891 (stamping of instruments after execution) in the Table following paragraph (d) of subsection (2) (instruments as to which certain special provisions apply), after the entry beginning "lease or tack", there shall be inserted:—
|"Agreement for lease or tack chargeable under section 75||The person contracting for the lease or tack to be granted to him or another."|
§ (5) The foregoing provisions apply to any agreement for a lease or tack entered into on or after 20th March 1984.
§ put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 114 (Ways and Means motions), and agreed to.