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Grounds For Possession Of Houses Let On Assured Tenancies

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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Amendments made: No. 79, in page 52, line 29, after `tenant', insert

`not later than the date of commencement of the tenancy'.

No. 80, in page 53, line 50, leave out 'money or money's worth' and insert 'value'.

No. 82, in page 54, line 25, leave out from 'hearing' to `in' in line 26 and insert

`at least three months rent lawfully due from the tenant is'.

No. 3, in page 54, leave out lines 27 to 30.

No. 84, in page 54, line 32, at end insert—

'Ground 11A

Suitable alternative accommodation is available for the tenant or will be available for him when the order for possession takes effect.'.

No. 85, in page 54, line 32, at end insert—

`Ground 11B

The following conditions are fulfilled—
  • (a) the tenant has given a notice to quit which has expired; and
  • (b) the tenant has remained in possession of the whole or any part of the house; and
  • (c) proceedings for the recovery of possession have been begun not more than six months after the expiry of the notice to quit; and
  • (d) the tenant is not entitled to possession of the house by virtue of a new tenancy.'.
  • No. 86, in page 54, line 32, at end insert—

    'Ground 11C

    Whether or not any rent is in arrears on the date on which proceedings for possession are begun, the tenant has persistently delayed paying rent which has become lawfully due.'.

    No. 87, in page 55, line 27, leave out from `situated' to end of line and insert

    `or, where the house in question is in a new town, of the development corporation established for its purposes under the New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968 or, in any case, of Scottish Homes, certifying that the authority, the Corporation or, as the case may be, Scottish Homes'.

    No. 88, in page 56, line 2, after 'authority', insert

    `or development corporation or by Scottish Homes'.

    No. 89, in page 56, line 11, after 'authority', insert

    `or development corporation or of Scottish Homes'.

    No. 90, in page 56, line 12, leave out 'the authority' and insert 'that body'.

    No. 91, in page 56, line 15, leave out 'the authority' and insert 'that body'.

    No. 92, in page 56, line 22, after 'authority', insert 'or development corporation'.

    No. 93, in page 56, line 23, after 'therein', insert 'or of Scottish Homes'.

    No. 94, in page 56, line 24, leave out 'authority' and insert 'body'.

    No. 95, in page 56, line 26, leave out 'A local authority' and insert

    `Local authorities, development corporations and Scottish Homes'. —[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]