Landlord and Tenant Laws

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 1988.

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Photo of Mr John Fraser Mr John Fraser , Norwood 12:00 am, 11th July 1988

To ask the Attorney-General what studies the Lord Chancellor is currently undertaking into the law relating to landlord and tenant, in the light of recent reports from the Law Commission.

Photo of Sir Nicholas Lyell Sir Nicholas Lyell Solicitor General (Law Officers)

The Government have under current consideration three recent reports of the Law Commission relating to different aspects of landlord and tenant law.

Photo of Mr John Fraser Mr John Fraser , Norwood

During his canvassing in north Kensington, has the Solicitor-General been struck by the unanswerable case for leasehold reform for flats? Since the report of the Law Commission into strata title makes it immensely easier to have a framework for enfranchisement, will the Government announce that they are now as in favour in principle of leasehold enfranchisement for flats as for houses?

Photo of Sir Nicholas Lyell Sir Nicholas Lyell Solicitor General (Law Officers)

As the hon. Gentleman knows, that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment. The Law Commission's most recent report is an agenda for consultation.