HC Deb 04 February 1926 vol 191 cc355-6W

asked the Attorney-General if his attention has been drawn to the position of purchasers, prior to 1st January last, of settled land, subject to a portions charge, with an indemnity against such charge by the vendor (the tenant for life), as under the new legislation the land which was thought to be free has again become settled land, and the purchaser who thought he was absolute owner has become tenant for life, and is put to the necessity of referring to the trustee of the original settled estate and to have a vesting deed executed; and whether he will consider the introduction of amending legislation?


The point to which the non. Member draws attention has for some time engaged the attention of the Lord Chancellor, who is considering the question whether it is necessary to introduce legislation on the subject.