(1)In section 74 of FA 2003 (exercise of collective rights by tenants of flats), in subsection (1A) for “£2,000,000”, in each place it occurs, substitute “ £500,000 ”.
(2)The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to any chargeable transaction of which the effective date is on or after 1 July 2014.
(3)But the amendments do not have effect in relation to a transaction—
(a)effected in pursuance of a contract entered into and substantially performed before 20 March 2014, or
(b)effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before that date and not excluded by subsection (4).
(4)A transaction effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before 20 March 2014 is excluded by this subsection if—
(a)there is any variation of the contract, or assignment (or assignation) of rights under the contract, on or after 20 March 2014,
(b)the transaction is effected in consequence of the exercise on or after that date of any option, right of pre-emption or similar right, or
(c)on or after that date there is an assignment (or assignation), subsale or other transaction relating to the whole or part of the subject-matter of the contract as a result of which a person other than the purchaser under the contract becomes entitled to call for a conveyance.