Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: From the Seanad

The Dáil went into committee to consider amendments from the Seanad.
Seanad amendment No. 1:
Section 4: 1. In page 6, between lines 7 and 8, to insert the following:
“Provision in respect of certain proceedings
4. (1) Where after the coming into operation of this section a mortgagee commences proceedings seeking possession of land in which they rely upon the statutory provisions
or the amended provisions, the proceedings shall be deemed to be commenced within time for the purposes of section 9 of the Civil Liability Act 1961 where the conditions specified in subsection (2) are met.
(2) The conditions referred to in subsection (1) are that—
(a) prior to the coming into operation of this section the mortgagee had commenced proceedings seeking possession of land relying on the statutory provisions or the amended provisions,
(b) the proceedings concerned were commenced within the time limit applicable for the purposes of section 9(2) of the Civil Liability Act 1961,
(c) the proceedings concerned were not determined before the coming into operation of this section,
(d) the mortgage concerned was created prior to 1 December 2009,
(e) the land the subject of the proceedings referred to in subsection (1) is the same land or a part of the same land as the land the subject of the proceedings referred to in paragraph (a).
(3) Subsection (1) shall only apply to proceedings issued within 6 months from the coming into operation of this section.
(4) In this section—“Act of 2009” means the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009;
“amended provisions” means section 62(2) and (6) of the Act of 1964 as those provisions stood immediately prior to the coming into operation of section 8(1) and Schedule 1 of the Act of 2009;
“mortgage” has the same meaning as it has in the Conveyancing Act 1881;
“mortgagee” includes a person deriving title from a mortgagee and a receiver appointed by a mortgagee;
“statutory provisions” means sections 2 and 18 to 24 of the Conveyancing Act 1881, sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Conveyancing Act 1911 and section 62(3), (7) and (8) of the Act of 1964.”.
Seanad amendment agreed to.
Seanad amendment reported.