Clause by clause analysis
Clause 1 is the Title clause.
Clause 2 is the commencement clause, which provides that the Act comes into force 1 year after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Clause 3 provides for the repeal of the Joint Family Homes Act 1964 (the principal Act).
Clause 4 provides for the revocation of regulations made under the principal Act.
Clause 5 provides that if both husband and wife are still living, they shall remain as joint tenants of any settled property despite any loss of entitlement implicit in section 3 of the principal Act.
Clause 6 states that section 16(2) of the Family Protection Act 1955 is repealed.