Amendment 26

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report – in the House of Lords at 4:01 pm on 20th July 2021.

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Lord Lennie:

Moved by Lord Lennie

26: After Clause 18, insert the following new Clause—“Ground rent for existing long leasesWithin 30 days of the day on which section 3 comes into force (for any kind of lease), the Secretary of State must publish draft legislation to restrict ground rents on all existing long residential leases to a peppercorn.” Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment aims to ensure that the Government introduces further legislation to remove ground rent for all leaseholders, whereas the Act currently only applies to newly established leases.

Photo of Lord Lennie Lord Lennie Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade)

My Lords, I beg to move and wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 219, Noes 243.

Division number 5 Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report — Amendment 26

Aye: 219 Members of the House of Lords

No: 243 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Division conducted remotely on Amendment 26

Amendment 26 disagreed.

Photo of Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Deputy Chairman of Committees 4:24 pm, 20th July 2021

My Lords, we now come to the group beginning with Amendment 27. Anyone wishing to press this or anything else in this group to a Division must make that clear in the debate.