New Clause 5 - Abolition of forfeiture of a long lease

“Insolvency of certain persons with an interest in higher-risk and relevant buildings – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 27 February 2024.

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“(1) This section applies to any right of forfeiture or re-entry in relation to a dwelling held on a long lease which arises either—

(a) under the terms of that lease; or

(b) under or in consequence of section 146(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925.

(2) The rights referred to in subsection (1) are abolished.

(3) In this section—

“dwelling” means a building or part of a building occupied or intended to be occupied as a separate dwelling, together with any yard, garden, or outhouses and appurtenances belonging to it or usually enjoyed with it;

“lease” means a lease at law or in equity and includes a sub-lease, but does not include a mortgage term;

“long lease” has the meaning given by sections 76 and 77 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.”—(Matthew Pennycook.)Brought up.

Question put,The clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 81 Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill Report Stage: New Clause 5

Aye: 170 MPs

No: 303 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 169, Noes 306.

Question accordingly negatived.