Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1892

Costs of waiver, and forfeiture in case of bankruptcy or execution.

2.(1) A lessor shall be entitled to recover as a debt due to him from a lessee, and in addition to damages (if any) all reasonable costs and expenses properly incurred by the lessor in the employment of a solicitor and surveyor or valuer, or otherwise, in reference to any breach giving rise to a right of re-entry or forfeiture which, at the request of the lessee, is waived by the lessor by writing under his hand, or from which the lessee is relieved, under the provisions of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881, or of this Act.

(2) Sub-section six of section fourteen of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881, is to apply to a condition for forfeiture on bankruptcy of the lessee, or on taking in execution of the lessee’s interest only after the expiration of one year from the date of the bankruptcy, or taking in execution, and provided the lessee’s interest be not sold within such one year, but in case the lessee’s interest be sold within such one year, sub-section six shall cease to be applicable thereto.

(3) Sub-section two of this section is not to apply to any lease of—

(a) Agricultural or pastoral land:

(b) Mines or minerals:

(c) A house used or intended to be used as a public-house or beershop:

(d) A house let as a dwelling-house, with the use of any furniture, books, works of art, or other chattels not being in the nature of fixtures:

(e) Any property with respect to which the personal qualifications of the tenant are of importance for the preservation of the value or character of the property, or on the ground of neighbourhood to the lessor, or to any person holding under him.