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Section 15.

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Section 19(5).

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Section 32.

SCHEDULE 4E+W Provisions supplementary to sections 30 and 31

InterpretationE+W

[F41In this Schedule “legal representative” means a person who, for the purposes of the Legal Services Act 2007, is an authorised person in relation to an activity which constitutes a reserved instrument activity (within the meaning of that Act).]E+W

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Restriction on registration where spouse entitled to more than one chargeE+W

2Where one spouse [F5or civil partner] is entitled by virtue of section 31 to a registrable charge in respect of each of two or more dwelling-houses, only one of the charges to which that spouse [F5or civil partner] is so entitled shall be registered under section 31(10) or under section 2 of the M1Land Charges Act 1972 at any one time, and if any of those charges is registered under either of those provisions the Chief Land Registrar, on being satisfied that any other of them is so registered, shall cancel the registration of the charge first registered.E+W

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Contract for sale of house affected by registered charge to include term requiring cancellation of registration before completionE+W

3(1)Where one spouse [F6or civil partner] is entitled by virtue of section 31 to a charge on an estate in a dwelling-house and the charge is registered under section 31(10) or section 2 of the Land Charges Act 1972, it shall be a term of any contract for the sale of that estate whereby the vendor agrees to give vacant possession of the dwelling-house on completion of the contract that the vendor will before such completion procure the cancellation of the registration of the charge at his expense.E+W

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply to any such contract made by a vendor who is entitled to sell the estate in the dwelling-house freed from any such charge.

(3)If, on the completion of such a contract as is referred to in sub-paragraph (1), there is delivered to the purchaser or his [F7legal representative] an application by the spouse [F8or civil partner] entitled to the charge for the cancellation of the registration of that charge, the term of the contract for which sub-paragraph (1) provides shall be deemed to have been performed.

(4)This paragraph applies only if and so far as a contrary intention is not expressed in the contract.

(5)This paragraph shall apply to a contract for exchange as it applies to a contract for sale.

(6)This paragraph shall, with the necessary modifications, apply to a contract for the grant of a lease or underlease of a dwelling-house as it applies to a contract for the sale of an estate in a dwelling-house.

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Cancellation of registration after termination of marriage [F9or civil partnership], etc.E+W

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4(1)Where a [F10spouse’s or civil partner’s home rights] are a charge on an estate in the dwelling-house and the charge is registered under section 31(10) or under section 2 of the M2Land Charges Act 1972, the Chief Land Registrar shall, subject to sub-paragraph (2), cancel the registration of the charge if he is satisfied—E+W

[F11(a)in the case of a marriage—

(i)by the production of a certificate or other sufficient evidence, that either spouse is dead,

(ii)by the production of an official copy of a decree or order of a court, that the marriage has been terminated otherwise than by death, or

(iii)by the production of an order of the court, that the spouse’s home rights constituting the charge have been terminated by the order, and

(b)in the case of a civil partnership—

(i)by the production of a certificate or other sufficient evidence, that either civil partner is dead,

(ii)by the production of an official copy of an order or decree of a court, that the civil partnership has been terminated otherwise than by death, or

(iii)by the production of an order of the court, that the civil partner’s home rights constituting the charge have been terminated by the order.]

(2)Where—

(a)the marriage [F12or civil partnership] in question has been terminated by the death of the spouse [F13or civil partner] entitled to an estate in the dwelling-house or otherwise than by death, and

(b)an order affecting the charge of the spouse [F14or civil partner] not so entitled had been made under section 33(5),

then if, after the making of the order, registration of the charge was renewed or the charge registered in pursuance of sub-paragraph (3), the Chief Land Registrar shall not cancel the registration of the charge in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) unless he is also satisfied that the order has ceased to have effect.

(3)Where such an order has been made, then, for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2), the spouse [F15or civil partner] entitled to the charge affected by the order may—

(a)if before the date of the order the charge was registered under section 31(10) or under section 2 of the Land Charges Act 1972, renew the registration of the charge, and

(b)if before the said date the charge was not so registered, register the charge under section 31(10) or under section 2 of the Land Charges Act 1972.

(4)Renewal of the registration of a charge in pursuance of sub-paragraph (3) shall be effected in such manner as may be prescribed, and an application for such renewal or for registration of a charge in pursuance of that sub-paragraph shall contain such particulars of any order affecting the charge made under section 33(5) as may be prescribed.

(5)The renewal in pursuance of sub-paragraph (3) of the registration of a charge shall not affect the priority of the charge.

(6)In this paragraph “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under section 16 of the Land Charges Act 1972 or [F16by land registration rules under the Land Registration Act 2002], as the circumstances of the case require.

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F16Words in Sch. 4 para. 4(6) substituted (13.10.2003) by 2002 c. 9, ss. 133, 136(2), Sch. 11 para. 34(3) (with s. 129); S.I. 2003/1725, art. 2(1) (subject to art. 2(2))

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Release of [F17home rights]E+W

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5(1)A [F18spouse or civil partner entitled to home rights] may by a release in writing release those rights or release them as respects part only of the dwelling-house affected by them.E+W

(2)Where a contract is made for the sale of an estate or interest in a dwelling-house, or for the grant of a lease or underlease of a dwelling-house, being (in either case) a dwelling-house affected by a charge registered under section 31(10) or under section 2 of the Land Charges Act 1972, then, without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1), the [F19home rights] constituting the charge shall be deemed to have been released on the happening of whichever of the following events first occurs—

(a)the delivery to the purchaser or lessee, as the case may be, or his [F20legal representative] on completion of the contract of an application by the spouse [F21or civil partner] entitled to the charge for the cancellation of the registration of the charge; or

(b)the lodging of such an application at Her Majesty’s Land Registry.

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Postponement of priority of chargeE+W

6A spouse [F22or civil partner] entitled by virtue of section 31 to a charge on an estate or interest may agree in writing that any other charge on, or interest in, that estate or interest shall rank in priority to the charge to which that spouse [F22or civil partner] is so entitled.E+W

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Section 47(11).

SCHEDULE 5E+W Powers of High Court and county court to remand

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C1Sch. 5 extended (1.10.1997) by 1989 c. 41, ss. 38A, 38B (as inserted (1.10.1997) by 1996 c. 27, s. 52, Sch. 6 (with Sch. 9 paras. 8-10); S.I. 1997/1892, art. 3)

Sch. 5 extended (1.10.1997) by 1989 c. 41, ss. 44A, 44B (as inserted (1.10.1997) by 1996 c. 27, s. 52, Sch. 6 (with Sch. 9 paras. 8-10); S.I. 1997/1892, art. 3)

InterpretationE+W

1In this Schedule “the court” means the High Court or [F23the family court] and includes—E+W

(a)in relation to the High Court, a judge of that court, and

(b)in relation to [F24the family court, a judge of that court.]

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F23Words in Sch. 5 para. 1 substituted (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 11 para. 144(2); S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

F24Words in Sch. 5 para. 1(b) substituted (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 11 para. 144(3); S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

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2(1)Where a court has power to remand a person under section 47, the court may—E+W

(a)remand him in custody, that is to say, commit him to custody to be brought before the court at the end of the period of remand or at such earlier time as the court may require, or

(b)remand him on bail—

(i)by taking from him a recognizance (with or without sureties) conditioned as provided in sub-paragraph (3), or

(ii)by fixing the amount of the recognizances with a view to their being taken subsequently in accordance with paragraph 4 and in the meantime committing the person to custody in accordance with paragraph (a).

(2)Where a person is brought before the court after remand, the court may further remand him.

(3)Where a person is remanded on bail under sub-paragraph (1), the court may direct that his recognizance be conditioned for his appearance—

(a)before that court at the end of the period of remand, or

(b)at every time and place to which during the course of the proceedings the hearing may from time to time be adjourned.

(4)Where a recognizance is conditioned for a person’s appearance in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(b), the fixing of any time for him next to appear shall be deemed to be a remand; but nothing in this sub-paragraph or sub-paragraph (3) shall deprive the court of power at any subsequent hearing to remand him afresh.

(5)Subject to paragraph 3, the court shall not remand a person under this paragraph for a period exceeding 8 clear days, except that—

(a)if the court remands him on bail, it may remand him for a longer period if he and the other party consent, and

(b)if the court adjourns a case under section 48(1), the court may remand him for the period of the adjournment.

(6)Where the court has power under this paragraph to remand a person in custody it may, if the remand is for a period not exceeding 3 clear days, commit him to the custody of a constable.

Further remandE+W

3(1)If the court is satisfied that any person who has been remanded under paragraph 2 is unable by reason of illness or accident to appear or be brought before the court at the expiration of the period for which he was remanded, the court may, in his absence, remand him for a further time; and paragraph 2(5) shall not apply.E+W

(2)Notwithstanding anything in paragraph 2(1), the power of the court under sub-paragraph (1) to remand a person on bail for a further time may be exercised by enlarging his recognizance and those of any sureties for him to a later time.

(3)Where a person remanded on bail under paragraph 2 is bound to appear before the court at any time and the court has no power to remand him under sub-paragraph (1), the court may in his absence enlarge his recognizance and those of any sureties for him to a later time; and the enlargement of his recognizance shall be deemed to be a further remand.

Postponement of taking of recognizanceE+W

4Where under paragraph 2(1)(b)(ii) the court fixes the amount in which the principal and his sureties, if any, are to be bound, the recognizance may thereafter be taken by such person as may be prescribed by rules of court, and the same consequences shall follow as if it had been entered into before the court.E+W

Section 52.

SCHEDULE 6E+W Amendments of Children Act 1989

1After section 38 of the M3Children Act 1989 insert—E+W

38A Power to include exclusion requirement in interim care order.

(1)Where—

(a)on being satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the circumstances with respect to a child are as mentioned in section 31(2)(a) and (b)(i), the court makes an interim care order with respect to a child, and

(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) are satisfied,

the court may include an exclusion requirement in the interim care order.

(2)The conditions are—

(a)that there is reasonable cause to believe that, if a person ( “the relevant person”) is excluded from a dwelling-house in which the child lives, the child will cease to suffer, or cease to be likely to suffer, significant harm, and

(b)that another person living in the dwelling-house (whether a parent of the child or some other person)—

(i)is able and willing to give to the child the care which it would be reasonable to expect a parent to give him, and

(ii)consents to the inclusion of the exclusion requirement.

(3)For the purposes of this section an exclusion requirement is any one or more of the following—

(a)a provision requiring the relevant person to leave a dwelling-house in which he is living with the child,

(b)a provision prohibiting the relevant person from entering a dwelling-house in which the child lives, and

(c)a provision excluding the relevant person from a defined area in which a dwelling-house in which the child lives is situated.

(4)The court may provide that the exclusion requirement is to have effect for a shorter period than the other provisions of the interim care order.

(5)Where the court makes an interim care order containing an exclusion requirement, the court may attach a power of arrest to the exclusion requirement.

(6)Where the court attaches a power of arrest to an exclusion requirement of an interim care order, it may provide that the power of arrest is to have effect for a shorter period than the exclusion requirement.

(7)Any period specified for the purposes of subsection (4) or (6) may be extended by the court (on one or more occasions) on an application to vary or discharge the interim care order.

(8)Where a power of arrest is attached to an exclusion requirement of an interim care order by virtue of subsection (5), a constable may arrest without warrant any person whom he has reasonable cause to believe to be in breach of the requirement.

(9)Sections 47(7), (11) and (12) and 48 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Family Law Act 1996 shall have effect in relation to a person arrested under subsection (8) of this section as they have effect in relation to a person arrested under section 47(6) of that Act.

(10)If, while an interim care order containing an exclusion requirement is in force, the local authority have removed the child from the dwelling-house from which the relevant person is excluded to other accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours, the interim care order shall cease to have effect in so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement.

38B Undertakings relating to interim care orders.

(1)In any case where the court has power to include an exclusion requirement in an interim care order, the court may accept an undertaking from the relevant person.

(2)No power of arrest may be attached to any undertaking given under subsection (1).

(3)An undertaking given to a court under subsection (1)—

(a)shall be enforceable as if it were an order of the court, and

(b)shall cease to have effect if, while it is in force, the local authority have removed the child from the dwelling-house from which the relevant person is excluded to other accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours.

(4)This section has effect without prejudice to the powers of the High Court and county court apart from this section.

(5)In this section “exclusion requirement” and “relevant person” have the same meaning as in section 38A.

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2In section 39 of the M4Children Act 1989 (discharge and variation etc. of care orders and supervision orders) after subsection (3) insert—E+W

(3A)On the application of a person who is not entitled to apply for the order to be discharged, but who is a person to whom an exclusion requirement contained in the order applies, an interim care order may be varied or discharged by the court in so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement.

(3B)Where a power of arrest has been attached to an exclusion requirement of an interim care order, the court may, on the application of any person entitled to apply for the discharge of the order so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement, vary or discharge the order in so far as it confers a power of arrest (whether or not any application has been made to vary or discharge any other provision of the order).

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3After section 44 of the Children Act 1989 insert—E+W

44A Power to include exclusion requirement in emergency protection order.

(1)Where—

(a)on being satisfied as mentioned in section 44(1)(a), (b) or (c), the court makes an emergency protection order with respect to a child, and

(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) are satisfied,

the court may include an exclusion requirement in the emergency protection order.

(2)The conditions are—

(a)that there is reasonable cause to believe that, if a person ( “the relevant person”) is excluded from a dwelling-house in which the child lives, then—

(i)in the case of an order made on the ground mentioned in section 44(1)(a), the child will not be likely to suffer significant harm, even though the child is not removed as mentioned in section 44(1)(a)(i) or does not remain as mentioned in section 44(1)(a)(ii), or

(ii)in the case of an order made on the ground mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c) of section 44(1), the enquiries referred to in that paragraph will cease to be frustrated, and

(b)that another person living in the dwelling-house (whether a parent of the child or some other person)—

(i)is able and willing to give to the child the care which it would be reasonable to expect a parent to give him, and

(ii)consents to the inclusion of the exclusion requirement.

(3)For the purposes of this section an exclusion requirement is any one or more of the following—

(a)a provision requiring the relevant person to leave a dwelling-house in which he is living with the child,

(b)a provision prohibiting the relevant person from entering a dwelling-house in which the child lives, and

(c)a provision excluding the relevant person from a defined area in which a dwelling-house in which the child lives is situated.

(4)The court may provide that the exclusion requirement is to have effect for a shorter period than the other provisions of the order.

(5)Where the court makes an emergency protection order containing an exclusion requirement, the court may attach a power of arrest to the exclusion requirement.

(6)Where the court attaches a power of arrest to an exclusion requirement of an emergency protection order, it may provide that the power of arrest is to have effect for a shorter period than the exclusion requirement.

(7)Any period specified for the purposes of subsection (4) or (6) may be extended by the court (on one or more occasions) on an application to vary or discharge the emergency protection order.

(8)Where a power of arrest is attached to an exclusion requirement of an emergency protection order by virtue of subsection (5), a constable may arrest without warrant any person whom he has reasonable cause to believe to be in breach of the requirement.

(9)Sections 47(7), (11) and (12) and 48 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Family Law Act 1996 shall have effect in relation to a person arrested under subsection (8) of this section as they have effect in relation to a person arrested under section 47(6) of that Act.

(10)If, while an emergency protection order containing an exclusion requirement is in force, the applicant has removed the child from the dwelling-house from which the relevant person is excluded to other accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours, the order shall cease to have effect in so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement.

44B Undertakings relating to emergency protection orders.

(1)In any case where the court has power to include an exclusion requirement in an emergency protection order, the court may accept an undertaking from the relevant person.

(2)No power of arrest may be attached to any undertaking given under subsection (1).

(3)An undertaking given to a court under subsection (1)—

(a)shall be enforceable as if it were an order of the court, and

(b)shall cease to have effect if, while it is in force, the applicant has removed the child from the dwelling-house from which the relevant person is excluded to other accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours.

(4)This section has effect without prejudice to the powers of the High Court and county court apart from this section.

(5)In this section “exclusion requirement” and “relevant person” have the same meaning as in section 44A.

4In section 45 of the M5Children Act 1989 (duration of emergency protection orders and other supplemental provisions), insert after subsection (8)—E+W

(8A)On the application of a person who is not entitled to apply for the order to be discharged, but who is a person to whom an exclusion requirement contained in the order applies, an emergency protection order may be varied or discharged by the court in so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement.

(8B)Where a power of arrest has been attached to an exclusion requirement of an emergency protection order, the court may, on the application of any person entitled to apply for the discharge of the order so far as it imposes the exclusion requirement, vary or discharge the order in so far as it confers a power of arrest (whether or not any application has been made to vary or discharge any other provision of the order).

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5In section 105(1) of the Children Act 1989 (interpretation), after the definition of “domestic premises”, insert—E+W

“dwelling-house” includes—

(a)any building or part of a building which is occupied as a dwelling;

(b)any caravan, house-boat or structure which is occupied as a dwelling;

and any yard, garden, garage or outhouse belonging to it and occupied with it;.

Section 53.

SCHEDULE 7E+W Transfer of certain tenancies on divorce etc. or on separation of cohabitants

Part IE+W General

InterpretationE+W

1In this Schedule—E+W

  • [F25“civil partner”, except in paragraph 2, includes (where the context requires) former civil partner;]

  • “cohabitant”, except in paragraph 3, includes (where the context requires) former cohabitant;

  • [F26the court” means the High Court or the family court,]

  • “landlord” includes—

    (a)

    any person from time to time deriving title under the original landlord; and

    (b)

    in relation to any dwelling-house, any person other than the tenant who is, or (but for Part VII of the M6Rent Act 1977 or Part II of the M7Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976) would be, entitled to possession of the dwelling-house;

  • Part II order” means an order under Part II of this Schedule;

  • a relevant tenancy” means—

    (a)

    a protected tenancy or statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent Act 1977;

    (b)

    a statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976;

    (c)

    a secure tenancy within the meaning of section 79 of the M8Housing Act 1985; F27. . .

    (d)

    an assured tenancy or assured agricultural occupancy within the meaning of Part I of the M9Housing Act 1988; [F28or

    (e)

    an introductory tenancy within the meaning of Chapter I of Part V of the Housing Act 1996;

  • “spouse”, except in paragraph 2, includes (where the context requires) former spouse; and

  • “tenancy” includes sub-tenancy.]

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F25Sch. 7 para. 1: definition of "civil partner" inserted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), ss. 82, 263, Sch. 9 para. 16(2); S.I. 2005/3175, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F26Definition in Sch. 7 para. 1 substituted (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 11 para. 145; S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(e) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

F27Word in Sch. 7 para. 1(c) omitted (12.2.1997) by virtue of S.I. 1997/74, art. 2, Sch. para. 10(b)(i)

F28Sch. 7 para. 1(e) and preceding word inserted (12.2.1997) by S.I. 1997/74, art. 2, Sch. para. 10(b)(i)

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Cases in which the court may make an orderE+W

2(1)This paragraph applies if one spouse [F29or civil partner] is entitled, either in his own right or jointly with the other spouse [F29or civil partner], to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a relevant tenancy.E+W

[F30(2)The court may make a Part II order—

(a)on granting a decree of divorce, a decree of nullity of marriage or a decree of judicial separation or at any time thereafter (whether, in the case of a decree of divorce or nullity of marriage, before or after the decree is made absolute), or

(b)at any time when it has power to make a property adjustment order under Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 with respect to the civil partnership.]

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3(1)This paragraph applies if one cohabitant is entitled, either in his own right or jointly with the other cohabitant, to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a relevant tenancy.E+W

(2)If the cohabitants cease [F31to cohabit], the court may make a Part II order.

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4The court shall not make a Part II order unless the dwelling-house is or was—E+W

(a)in the case of spouses, a matrimonial home; F32. . .

[F33(aa)in the case of civil partners, a civil partnership home; or]

(b)in the case of cohabitants, a home in which they [F34cohabited].

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Matters to which the court must have regardE+W

5In determining whether to exercise its powers under Part II of this Schedule and, if so, in what manner, the court shall have regard to all the circumstances of the case including—E+W

(a)the circumstances in which the tenancy was granted to either or both of the spouses [F35, civil partners] or cohabitants or, as the case requires, the circumstances in which either or both of them became tenant under the tenancy;

(b)the matters mentioned in section 33(6)(a), (b) and (c) and, where the parties are cohabitants and only one of them is entitled to occupy the dwelling-house by virtue of the relevant tenancy, the further matters mentioned in section 36(6)(e), (f), (g) and (h); and

(c)the suitability of the parties as tenants.

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Part IIE+W Orders that may be made

References to entitlement to occupyE+W

6References in this Part of this Schedule to a spouse [F36, a civil partner] or a cohabitant being entitled to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a relevant tenancy apply whether that entitlement is in his own right or jointly with the other spouse [F37, civil partner] or cohabitant.E+W

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Protected, secure or assured tenancy or assured agricultural occupancyE+W

7(1)If a spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant is entitled to occupy the dwelling-house by virtue of a protected tenancy within the meaning of the M10Rent Act 1977, a secure tenancy within the meaning of the M11Housing Act 1985 [F39, an assured tenancy] or assured agricultural occupancy within the meaning of Part I of the Housing Act 1988 [F40or an introductory tenancy within the meaning of Chapter I of Part V of the Housing Act 1996], the court may by order direct that, as from such date as may be specified in the order, there shall, by virtue of the order and without further assurance, be transferred to, and vested in, the other spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant—E+W

(a)the estate or interest which the spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant so entitled had in the dwelling-house immediately before that date by virtue of the lease or agreement creating the tenancy and any assignment of that lease or agreement, with all rights, privileges and appurtenances attaching to that estate or interest but subject to all covenants, obligations, liabilities and incumbrances to which it is subject; and

(b)where the spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant so entitled is an assignee of such lease or agreement, the liability of that spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant under any covenant of indemnity by the assignee express or implied in the assignment of the lease or agreement to that spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant.

(2)If an order is made under this paragraph, any liability or obligation to which the spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant so entitled is subject under any covenant having reference to the dwelling-house in the lease or agreement, being a liability or obligation falling due to be discharged or performed on or after the date so specified, shall not be enforceable against that spouse [F38, civil partner] or cohabitant.

[F41(3)If the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant so entitled is a successor within the meaning of Part 4 of the Housing Act 1985—

(a)his former spouse (or, in the case of judicial separation, his spouse),

(b)his former civil partner (or, if a separation order is in force, his civil partner), or

(c)his former cohabitant,

is to be deemed also to be a successor within the meaning of that Part.

(3A)If the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant so entitled is a successor within the meaning of section 132 of the Housing Act 1996—

(a)his former spouse (or, in the case of judicial separation, his spouse),

(b)his former civil partner (or, if a separation order is in force, his civil partner), or

(c)his former cohabitant,

is to be deemed also to be a successor within the meaning of that section.

(4)If the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant so entitled is for the purposes of section 17 of the Housing Act 1988 a successor in relation to the tenancy or occupancy—

(a)his former spouse (or, in the case of judicial separation, his spouse),

(b)his former civil partner (or, if a separation order is in force, his civil partner), or

(c)his former cohabitant,

is to be deemed to be a successor in relation to the tenancy or occupancy for the purposes of that section.]

(5)If the transfer under sub-paragraph (1) is of an assured agricultural occupancy, then, for the purposes of Chapter III of Part I of the Housing Act 1988—

(a)the agricultural worker condition is fulfilled with respect to the dwelling-house while the spouse [F42, civil partner] or cohabitant to whom the assured agricultural occupancy is transferred continues to be the occupier under that occupancy, and

(b)that condition is to be treated as so fulfilled by virtue of the same paragraph of Schedule 3 to the Housing Act 1988 as was applicable before the transfer.

(6)F43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F39Words in Sch. 7 para. 7(1) substituted (12.2.1997) by S.I. 1997/74, art. 2, Sch. para. 10(b)(ii)

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Statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent Act 1977E+W

8(1)This paragraph applies if the spouse [F44, civil partner] or cohabitant is entitled to occupy the dwelling-house by virtue of a statutory tenancy within the meaning of the M12Rent Act 1977.E+W

(2)The court may by order direct that, as from the date specified in the order—

(a)that spouse [F44, civil partner] or cohabitant is to cease to be entitled to occupy the dwelling-house; and

(b)the other spouse [F44, civil partner] or cohabitant is to be deemed to be the tenant or, as the case may be, the sole tenant under that statutory tenancy.

(3)The question whether the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 3, or (as the case may be) paragraphs 5 to 7 of Schedule 1 to the Rent Act 1977, as to the succession by the surviving spouse [F45or surviving civil partner] of a deceased tenant, or by a member of the deceased tenant’s family, to the right to retain possession are capable of having effect in the event of the death of the person deemed by an order under this paragraph to be the tenant or sole tenant under the statutory tenancy is to be determined according as those provisions have or have not already had effect in relation to the statutory tenancy.

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Statutory tenancy within the meaning of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976E+W

9(1)This paragraph applies if the spouse [F46, civil partner] or cohabitant is entitled to occupy the dwelling-house by virtue of a statutory tenancy within the meaning of the M13Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976.E+W

(2)The court may by order direct that, as from such date as may be specified in the order—

(a)that spouse [F47, civil partner] or cohabitant is to cease to be entitled to occupy the dwelling-house; and

(b)the other spouse [F47, civil partner] or cohabitant is to be deemed to be the tenant or, as the case may be, the sole tenant under that statutory tenancy.

(3)A spouse [F48, civil partner] or cohabitant who is deemed under this paragraph to be the tenant under a statutory tenancy is (within the meaning of that Act) a statutory tenant in his own right, or a statutory tenant by succession, according as the other spouse [F48, civil partner] or cohabitant was a statutory tenant in his own right or a statutory tenant by succession.

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Part IIIE+W Supplementary provisions

CompensationE+W

10(1)If the court makes a Part II order, it may by the order direct the making of a payment by the spouse [F49, civil partner] or cohabitant to whom the tenancy is transferred ( “the transferee”) to the other spouse [F49, civil partner] or cohabitant ( “the transferor”).E+W

(2)Without prejudice to that, the court may, on making an order by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) for the payment of a sum—

(a)direct that payment of that sum or any part of it is to be deferred until a specified date or until the occurrence of a specified event, or

(b)direct that that sum or any part of it is to be paid by instalments.

(3)Where an order has been made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), the court may, on the application of the transferee or the transferor—

(a)exercise its powers under sub-paragraph (2), or

(b)vary any direction previously given under that sub-paragraph,

at any time before the sum whose payment is required by the order is paid in full.

(4)In deciding whether to exercise its powers under this paragraph and, if so, in what manner, the court shall have regard to all the circumstances including—

(a)the financial loss that would otherwise be suffered by the transferor as a result of the order;

(b)the financial needs and financial resources of the parties; and

(c)the financial obligations which the parties have, or are likely to have in the foreseeable future, including financial obligations to each other and to any relevant child.

(5)The court shall not give any direction under sub-paragraph (2) unless it appears to it that immediate payment of the sum required by the order would cause the transferee financial hardship which is greater than any financial hardship that would be caused to the transferor if the direction were given.

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Liabilities and obligations in respect of the dwelling-houseE+W

11(1)If the court makes a Part II order, it may by the order direct that both spouses [F50, civil partners] or cohabitants are to be jointly and severally liable to discharge or perform any or all of the liabilities and obligations in respect of the dwelling-house (whether arising under the tenancy or otherwise) which—E+W

(a)have at the date of the order fallen due to be discharged or performed by one only of them; or

(b)but for the direction, would before the date specified as the date on which the order is to take effect fall due to be discharged or performed by one only of them.

(2)If the court gives such a direction, it may further direct that either spouse [F51, civil partner] or cohabitant is to be liable to indemnify the other in whole or in part against any payment made or expenses incurred by the other in discharging or performing any such liability or obligation.

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[F52Date when order made between spouses or civil partners takes effect]E+W

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[F5312The date specified in a Part II order as the date on which the order is to take effect must not be earlier than—E+W

(a)in the case of a marriage in respect of which a decree of divorce or nullity has been granted, the date on which the decree is made absolute;

(b)in the case of a civil partnership in respect of which a dissolution or nullity order has been made, the date on which the order is made final.]

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[F54Effect of remarriage or subsequent civil partnership]E+W

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[F5513(1)If after the grant of a decree dissolving or annulling a marriage either spouse remarries or forms a civil partnership, that spouse is not entitled to apply, by reference to the grant of that decree, for a Part II order.E+W

(2)If after the making of a dissolution or nullity order either civil partner forms a subsequent civil partnership or marries, that civil partner is not entitled to apply, by reference to the making of that order, for a Part II order.

(3)In sub-paragraphs (1) and (2)—

(a)the references to remarrying and marrying include references to cases where the marriage is by law void or voidable, and

(b)the references to forming a civil partnership include references to cases where the civil partnership is by law void or voidable.]

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Rules of courtE+W

14(1)Rules of court shall be made requiring the court, before it makes an order under this Schedule, to give the landlord of the dwelling-house to which the order will relate an opportunity of being heard.E+W

(2)Rules of court may provide that an application for a Part II order by reference to an order or decree may not, without the leave of the court by which that order was made or decree was granted, be made after the expiration of such period from the order or grant as may be prescribed by the rules.

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Saving for other provisions of ActE+W

15(1)If a spouse [F56or civil partner] is entitled to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a tenancy, this Schedule does not affect the operation of sections 30 and 31 in relation to the other [F57spouse’s or civil partner’s home rights].E+W

(2)If a spouse [F58, civil partner] or cohabitant is entitled to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a tenancy, the court’s powers to make orders under this Schedule are additional to those conferred by sections 33, 35 and 36.

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Section 66(1).

SCHEDULE 8E+W Minor and consequential amendments

Part IE+W Amendments connected with Part II

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The Wills Act 1837 (c. 26)E+W

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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The Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Act 1926 (c. 61)E+W

F592. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (c. 37)E+W

F593. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18)E+W

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4The 1973 Act is amended as follows.E+W

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

16(1)Section 31 (variation etc. of orders) is amended as follows.E+W

F59(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(3A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(4AB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(4A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)In subsection (5)—

(a)insert, at the beginning, “Subject to subsections (7A) to (7F) below and without prejudice to any power exercisable by virtue of subsection (2)(d),(dd) or (e) above or otherwise than by virtue of this section,”; and

F59(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)In subsection (7)(a)—

F59(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)after “sufficient” insert “ (in the light of any proposed exercise by the court, where the marriage has been dissolved, of its powers under subsection (7B) below)”.

(7)After subsection (7), insert—

(7A)Subsection (7B) below applies where, after the dissolution of a marriage, the court—

(a)discharges a periodical payments order or secured periodical payments order made in favour of a party to the marriage; or

(b)varies such an order so that payments under the order are required to be made or secured only for such further period as is determined by the court.

(7B)The court has power, in addition to any power it has apart from this subsection, to make supplemental provision consisting of any of—

(a)an order for the payment of a lump sum in favour of a party to the marriage;

(b)one or more property adjustment orders in favour of a party to the marriage;

(c)a direction that the party in whose favour the original order discharged or varied was made is not entitled to make any further application for—

(i)a periodical payments or secured periodical payments order, or

(ii)an extension of the period to which the original order is limited by any variation made by the court.

(7C)An order for the payment of a lump sum made under subsection (7B) above may—

(a)provide for the payment of that sum by instalments of such amount as may be specified in the order; and

(b)require the payment of the instalments to be secured to the satisfaction of the court.

(7D)Subsections (7) and (8) of section 22A above apply where the court makes an order for the payment of a lump sum under subsection (7B) above as they apply where it makes such an order under section 22A above.

(7E)If under subsection (7B) above the court makes more than one property adjustment order in favour of the same party to the marriage, each of those orders must fall within a different paragraph of section 21(2) above.

(7F)Sections 24A and 30 above apply where the court makes a property adjustment order under subsection (7B) above as they apply where it makes such an order under section 23A above.

F59(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 8 para. 16 partly in force; Sch. 8 para. 16 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 67(3); Sch. 8 para. 16(5)(a)(6)(b)(7) in force at 1.11.1998 by S.I. 1998/2572, art. 3

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F5916A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F5917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F5918. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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F5919. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

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Amendments (Textual)

F59Sch. 8 Pt. I repealed (except for paras. 4, 16(1)(5)(a)(6)(b)(7)) (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(e), 139(4)

Prospective

The Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973 (c. 45)E+W

F5926. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (c. 63)E+W

F5927. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)E+W

F5928. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Housing Act 1980 (c. 51)E+W

F5929. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Senior Courts Act 1981(c. 54)E+W

F5930. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)E+W+S+N.I.

F5931. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)E+W

F5932. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Finance Act 1985 (c. 54)E+W+S+N.I.

F5933. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)E+W

F5934. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69)E+W

F5935. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (c. 5)E+W

F5936. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Family Law Act 1986 (c. 55)E+W+S+N.I.

F5937. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (c. 31)E+W

F5938. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Legal Aid Act 1988 (c. 34)E+W

F5939. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)E+W

F5940. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Children Act 1989 (c. 41)E+W

F5941. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)E+W

F5942. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26)E+W

F5943. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999E+W

F5943A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

[F60Part IIE+W Amendments connected with Part III]

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Part IIIE+W Amendments connected with Part IV

The Land Registration Act 1925 (c. 21)E+W

45F61. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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The Land Charges Act 1972 (c. 61)E+W

46In section 1(6A) of the Land Charges Act 1972 (cases where county court has jurisdiction to vacate registration) in paragraph (d)—E+W

(a)after “section 1 of the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” insert “ or section 33 of the Family Law Act 1996 ”; and

(b)for “that section” substitute “ either of those sections ”.

47In section 2(7) of that Act (Class F land charge) for “Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” substitute “ Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”.E+W

The Land Compensation Act 1973 (c. 26)E+W

48(1)Section 29A of the Land Compensation Act 1973 (spouses having statutory rights of occupation) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), for “rights of occupation (within the meaning of the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983)” substitute “ matrimonial home rights (within the meaning of Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996) ”.

(3)F62. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)E+W

F6349. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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F63Sch. 8 para. 49 repealed (22.4.2014) by Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), s. 61(3), Sch. 10 para. 99 Table; S.I. 2014/954, art. 2(d) (with art. 3) (with transitional provisions and savings in S.I. 2014/956, arts. 3-11)

The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (c. 49)E+W

50In Schedule 3 to the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (application of Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 to civil contempt proceedings), in paragraph 3 for the words from “ “or, having been arrested”onwards substitute—E+W

“or, having been arrested under section 47 of the Family Law Act 1996 in connection with the matter of the complaint, is at large after being remanded under subsection (7)(b) or (10) of that section.”

[F64Senior Courts Act 1981](c. 54)E+W

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51In Schedule 1 to the [F65Senior Courts Act 1981](distribution of business in High Court), in paragraph 3 (Family Division)—E+W

(a)in paragraph (d), after “matrimonial proceedings” insert “ or proceedings under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”, and

(b)in paragraph (f)(i), for “Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1976” substitute “ Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”.

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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)E+W

52For section 22 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 substitute—E+W

22 Powers of court in relation to certain tenancies of dwelling-houses.

(1)This section applies if—

(a)an application is made by a party to a marriage for an order for financial relief; and

(b)one of the parties is entitled, either in his own right or jointly with the other party, to occupy a dwelling-house situated in England or Wales by virtue of a tenancy which is a relevant tenancy within the meaning of Schedule 7 to the Family Law Act 1996 (certain statutory tenancies).

(2)The court may make in relation to that dwelling-house any order which it could make under Part II of that Schedule if—

(a)a divorce order,

(b)a separation order, or

(c)a decree of nullity of marriage,

had been made or granted in England and Wales in respect of the marriage.

(3)The provisions of paragraphs 10, 11 and 14(1) in Part III of that Schedule apply in relation to any order under this section as they apply to any order under Part II of that Schedule.

The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)E+W

53(1)Section 85 of the Housing Act 1985 (extended discretion of court in certain proceedings for possession) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (5)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “rights of occupation under the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” substitute “ matrimonial home rights under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”;F66. . .

(b)F67. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)After subsection (5) insert—

(5A)If proceedings are brought for possession of a dwelling-house which is let under a secure tenancy and—

(a)an order is in force under section 35 of the Family Law Act 1996 conferring rights on the former spouse of the tenant or an order is in force under section 36 of that Act conferring rights on a cohabitant or former cohabitant (within the meaning of that Act) of the tenant,

(b)the former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant is then in occupation of the dwelling-house, and

(c)the tenancy is terminated as a result of those proceedings,

the former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant shall, so long as he or she remains in occupation, have the same rights in relation to, or in connection with, any adjournment, stay, suspension or postponement in pursuance of this section as he or she would have if the rights conferred by the order referred to in paragraph (a) were not affected by the termination of the tenancy.

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F66Word preceding Sch. 8 para. 53(2)(b) repealed (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), ss. 261(4), 263, Sch. 30; S.I. 2005/3175, art. 2(6)

54In section 99B of that Act (persons qualifying for compensation for improvements) in subsection (2) for paragraph (f) substitute—E+W

(f)a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant of the improving tenant to whom the tenancy has been transferred by an order made under Schedule 1 to the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983 or Schedule 7 to the Family Law Act 1996.

55In section 101 of that Act (rent not to be increased on account of tenant’s improvements) in subsection (3) for paragraph (d) substitute—E+W

(d)a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant of the tenant to whom the tenancy has been transferred by an order made under Schedule 1 to the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983 or Schedule 7 to the Family Law Act 1996.

56In section 171B of that Act (extent of preserved right to buy: qualifying persons and dwelling-houses) in subsection (4)(b)(ii) after “Schedule 1 to the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” insert “ or Schedule 7 to the Family Law Act 1996 ”.E+W

The Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)E+W

57(1)Section 336 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (rights of occupation etc. of bankrupt’s spouse) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), for “rights of occupation under the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” substitute “ matrimonial home rights under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “rights of occupation under the Act of 1983” substitute “ matrimonial home rights under the Act of 1996 ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), for “under section 1 of that Act” substitute “ under section 33 of that Act ”.

(4)In subsection (4), for “section 1 of the Act of 1983” substitute “ section 33 of the Act of 1996 ”.

58(1)Section 337 of that Act is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (2), for “rights of occupation under the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” substitute “ matrimonial home rights under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”.

(3)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The Act of 1996 has effect, with the necessary modifications, as if—

(a)the rights conferred by paragraph (a) of subsection (2) were matrimonial home rights under that Act,

(b)any application for such leave as is mentioned in that paragraph were an application for an order under section 33 of that Act, and

(c)any charge under paragraph (b) of that subsection on the estate or interest of the trustee were a charge under that Act on the estate or interest of a spouse.

(4)In subsections (4) and (5) for “section 1 of the Act of 1983” substitute “ section 33 of the Act of 1996 ”.

The Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)E+W

59(1)Section 9 of the Housing Act 1988 (extended discretion of court in possession claims) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (5)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “rights of occupation under the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983” substitute “ matrimonial home rights under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 ”, F68. . .

(b)F69. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)After subsection (5) insert—

(5A)In any case where—

(a)at a time when proceedings are brought for possession of a dwelling-house let on an assured tenancy—

(i)an order is in force under section 35 of the Family Law Act 1996 conferring rights on the former spouse of the tenant, or

(ii)an order is in force under section 36 of that Act conferring rights on a cohabitant or former cohabitant (within the meaning of that Act) of the tenant,

(b)that cohabitant, former cohabitant or former spouse is then in occupation of the dwelling-house, and

(c)the assured tenancy is terminated as a result of those proceedings,

the cohabitant, former cohabitant or former spouse shall have the same rights in relation to, or in connection with, any such adjournment as is referred to in subsection (1) above or any such stay, suspension or postponement as is referred to in subsection (2) above as he or she would have if the rights conferred by the order referred to in paragraph (a) above were not affected by the termination of the tenancy.

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F68Word preceding Sch. 8 para. 59(2)(b) repealed (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), ss. 261(4), 263, Sch. 30; S.I. 2005/3175, art. 2(6)

The Children Act 1989 (c. 41)E+W

60(1)In section 8(4) of the Children Act 1989 (meaning of “family proceedings” for purposes of that Act), omit paragraphs (c) and (f) and after paragraph (g) insert—E+W

(h)the Family Law Act 1996.

(2)In Schedule 11 to that Act, in paragraph 6(a) (amendment of the M14Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978), for “sections 16(5)(c) and” substitute “ section ”.

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The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)E+W

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Section 66(2).

SCHEDULE 9E+W Modifications, saving and transitional

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Transitional arrangements for those who have been living apartE+W

F711. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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Modifications of enactments etc.E+W

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F722. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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3If an Act or subordinate legislation—E+W

(a)refers to an enactment repealed or amended by or under this Act, and

(b)was passed or made before the repeal or amendment came into force,

the Lord Chancellor may by order make such consequential modifications of any provision contained in the Act or subordinate legislation as appears to him necessary or expedient in respect of the reference.

Expressions used in paragraphs 2 and 3E+W

4In paragraphs 2 and 3—E+W

  • F73...

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  • “subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the M15Interpretation Act 1978.

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F73Definitions in Sch. 9 para. 4 repealed (13.5.2014) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(f), 139(4)

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Proceedings under wayE+W

5(1)Except for paragraph 6 of this Schedule, nothing in any provision of Part II, Part I of Schedule 8 or Schedule 10—E+W

(a)applies to, or affects—

(i)any decree granted before the coming into force of the provision;

(ii)any proceedings begun, by petition or otherwise, before that time; or

(iii)any decree granted in any such proceedings;

(b)affects the operation of—

(i)the 1973 Act,

(ii)any other enactment, or

(iii)any subordinate legislation,

in relation to any such proceedings or decree or to any proceedings in connection with any such proceedings or decree; or

(c)without prejudice to paragraph (b), affects any transitional provision having effect under Schedule 1 to the 1973 Act.

(2)In this paragraph, “subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the M16Interpretation Act 1978.

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6(1)Section 31 of the 1973 Act has effect as amended by this Act in relation to any order under Part II of the 1973 Act made after the coming into force of the amendments.E+W

(2)Subsections (7) to (7F) of that section also have effect as amended by this Act in relation to any order made before the coming into force of the amendments.

InterpretationE+W

7In paragraphs 8 to 15 “the 1983 Act” means the M17Matrimonial Homes Act 1983.E+W

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Pending applications for orders relating to occupation and molestationE+W

8(1)In this paragraph and paragraph 10 “the existing enactments” means—E+W

(a)the M18Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1976;

(b)sections 16 to 18 of the M19Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978; and

(c)sections 1 and 9 of the 1983 Act.

(2)Nothing in Part IV, Part III of Schedule 8 or Schedule 10 affects any application for an order or injunction under any of the existing enactments which is pending immediately before the commencement of the repeal of that enactment.

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Pending applications under Schedule 1 to the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983E+W

9Nothing in Part IV, Part III of Schedule 8 or Schedule 10 affects any application for an order under Schedule 1 to the 1983 Act which is pending immediately before the commencement of the repeal of that Schedule.E+W

Existing orders relating to occupation and molestationE+W

10(1)In this paragraph “an existing order” means any order or injunction under any of the existing enactments which—E+W

(a)is in force immediately before the commencement of the repeal of that enactment; or

(b)was made or granted after that commencement in proceedings brought before that commencement.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), nothing in Part IV, Part III of Schedule 8 or Schedule 10—

(a)prevents an existing order from remaining in force; or

(b)affects the enforcement of an existing order.

(3)Nothing in Part IV, Part III of Schedule 8 or Schedule 10 affects any application to extend, vary or discharge an existing order, but the court may, if it thinks it just and reasonable to do so, treat the application as an application for an order under Part IV.

(4)The making of an order under Part IV between parties with respect to whom an existing order is in force discharges the existing order.

Matrimonial home rightsE+W

11(1)Any reference (however expressed) in any enactment, instrument or document (whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act) to rights of occupation under, or within the meaning of, the 1983 Act shall be construed, so far as is required for continuing the effect of the instrument or document, as being or as the case requires including a reference to matrimonial home rights under, or within the meaning of, Part IV.E+W

(2)Any reference (however expressed) in this Act or in any other enactment, instrument or document (including any enactment amended by Schedule 8) to matrimonial home rights under, or within the meaning of, Part IV shall be construed as including, in relation to times, circumstances and purposes before the commencement of sections 30 to 32, a reference to rights of occupation under, or within the meaning of, the 1983 Act.

12(1)Any reference (however expressed) in any enactment, instrument or document (whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act) to registration under section 2(8) of the 1983 Act shall, in relation to any time after the commencement of sections 30 to 32, be construed as being or as the case requires including a reference to registration under section 31(10).E+W

(2)Any reference (however expressed) in this Act or in any other enactment, instrument or document (including any enactment amended by Schedule 8) to registration under section 31(10) shall be construed as including a reference to—

(a)registration under section 2(7) of the M20Matrimonial Homes Act 1967 or section 2(8) of the 1983 Act, and

(b)registration by caution duly lodged under section 2(7) of the Matrimonial Homes Act 1967 before 14th February 1983 (the date of the commencement of section 4(2) of the M21Matrimonial Homes and Property Act 1981).

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13In sections 30 and 31 and Schedule 4—E+W

(a)any reference to an order made under section 33 shall be construed as including a reference to an order made under section 1 of the 1983 Act, and

(b)any reference to an order made under section 33(5) shall be construed as including a reference to an order made under section 1 of the 1983 Act by virtue of section 2(4) of that Act.

14Neither section 31(11) nor the repeal by the Matrimonial Homes and Property Act 1981 of the words “or caution” in section 2(7) of the Matrimonial Homes Act 1967, affects any caution duly lodged as respects any estate or interest before 14th February 1983.E+W

15Nothing in this Schedule is to be taken to prejudice the operation of sections 16 and 17 of the M22Interpretation Act 1978 (which relate to the effect of repeals).E+W

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Section 66(3).

SCHEDULE 10 E+W+S Repeals

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E1Sch. 10 extends to England and Wales only except that the repeal of Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968 (c. 63, SIF 39:1) s. 2(1)(b) extends also to Scotland see s. 66(4)(b).

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I2Sch. 10 partly in force; Sch. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 67(3); Sch. 10 in force for certain purposes at 21.3.1997 by S.I. 1997/1077, art. 2; Sch. 10 in force for certain purposes at 1.10.1997 by S.I. 1997/1892, art. 3

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1968 c. 63.The Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968.Section 2(1)(b).
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
1976 c. 50.The Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1976.The whole Act.
1978 c. 22.The Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates’ Courts Act 1978.F74. . .
F74. . .
Sections 16 to 18.
Section 28(2).
F74. . .
In Schedule 2, paragraphs F74. . .and 53.
1980 c. 43.The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.In Schedule 7, paragraph 159.
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
1983 c. 19.The Matrimonial Homes Act 1983.The whole Act.
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
1985 c. 61.The Administration of Justice Act 1985.In section 34(2), paragraph (f) and the word “and” immediately preceding it.
In Schedule 2, in paragraph 37, paragraph (e) and the word “and” immediately preceding it.
1985 c. 71.The Housing (Consequential Provisions) Act 1985.In Schedule 2, paragraph 56.
1986 c. 53.The Building Societies Act 1986.In Schedule 21, paragraph 9(f).
F74. . .F74. . .F74. . .
1988 c. 34.The Legal Aid Act 1988.In section 16(9), the word “and” at the end of paragraph (a).
1988 c. 50.The Housing Act 1988.In Schedule 17, paragraphs 33 and 34.
1989 c. 41.The Children Act 1989.Section 8(4)(c) and (f).
In Schedule 11, paragraph 6(b).
F74. . .
1990 c. 41.The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.Section 58(10)(b) and (e).
In Schedule 18, paragraph 21.
1995 c. 42.The Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995.In the Schedule, paragraph 3.
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Amendments (Textual)

F74Words in Sch. 10 repealed (13.5.2014) by the virtue of Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), ss. 18(2)(j), 139(4)

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