New Clause 39 - Rights of first refusal on disposal of freehold homes

“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) Within three months of the passage of this Act, the Secretary of State must by regulations provide for the rights of first refusal granted to qualifying tenants of flats by Part 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 to be extended to tenants of freehold houses.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1)—

(a) may amend primary legislation;

(b) are subject to the affirmative procedure (but see subsection (3)).

(3) If before approving a draft of regulations under subsection (1) both Houses of Parliament have agreed amendments to that draft, the Secretary of State must make the regulations in the form of the draft as so amended.”—(Mr Betts.)

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 82 Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill Report Stage: New Clause 39

Aye: 177 MPs

No: 293 MPs

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Abstained: 1 MP

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The House divided: Ayes 179, Noes 294.

Question accordingly negatived.