Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978 so as to better enable a lessee to acquire fee simple; and to provide for related matters.

This Bill seeks to amend the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978 to make it easier for lessees to acquire fee simple in commercial property.

Is there a seconder?

I second the proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 24 October 2017.
Sitting suspended at 12.35 p.m. and resumed at 12.45 p.m.