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Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002

Schedule 13: Leasehold valuation tribunals: amendments (Section 176)

The 1967 Act

419.Paragraphs 1 to 6 make various consequential amendments to the 1967 Act.  These replicate the effects of paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of Schedule 22 of the Housing Act 1980, which will be repealed as part of the consolidation exercise (schedule 14).

Housing Act 1980 (c.51)

420.Paragraph 7 amends section 142 of the Housing Act 1980 so that that section refers directly to a LVT.  This is a consequence of section 163.  It also makes a minor amendment to section 142 in consequence of the repeal of Part 1 of Schedule 22 to that Act.

The 1987 Act

421.Paragraphs 8 to 11 make amendments to the 1987 Act which were consequential to the Housing Act 1996, but were omitted from that Act.

The 1993 Act

422.Paragraphs 12 to 15 amend the 1993 Act.  Paragraph 13 provides that certain persons who currently have the right to appear at a hearing before a LVT only have the right to do so where there is to be an oral hearing (in consequence of the new provision for certain cases to be dealt with through written representations only).  It also replicates the effect of section 91(10)(b) of the 1993 Act which will be repealed as part of the consolidation exercise (Schedule 14), whilst widening its effect to apply to certain persons who make representations to a LVT, even if they did not appear at a hearing.  Again this is a consequence of the new provision for certain cases to be dealt with by written representations only.  Paragraphs 14 and 15 amend references to a rent assessment committee, in consequence of section 173.

Housing Act 1996 (c.52)

423.Paragraph 16 replicates the effect of section 31C(3) of the 1985 Act which will be repealed as part of the consolidation exercise (Schedule 14).

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