Clause 3 - Prohibited rent

Part of Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:45 am ar 7 Rhagfyr 2021.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Llafur, Garston and Halewood 9:45, 7 Rhagfyr 2021

What limitations will there be on the provisions? Are we talking about the limitation in contract law? How long would a former landlord be under obligation to repay a prohibited payment that he had required, and how long would the former tenant be able to recover it? It is unusual to see a provision stating that

“references to a landlord include a person who has ceased to be a landlord”,

but there is usually some limitation to the liability. Does the Minister have an answer for that?