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Housing Act 1974

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6(1)If, in a case where either a tenancy becomes a protected tenancy by virtue of section 18(1) of this Act or a statutory tenancy is imposed by virtue of paragraph 5 above,—

(a)a rent was registered for the dwelling-house at a time when Part VIII of the 1972 Act applied to that tenancy or, as the case may be, to the tenancy referred to in paragraph 5(1) above, and

(b)a rent is subsequently registered for the dwelling-house under Part IV of the Rent Act 1968 but the rent so registered is less than the rent registered as mentioned in paragraph (a) above,

then, subject to paragraph 8 below, until such time as a rent is registered under Part IV of the Rent Act 1968 which is higher than the rent registered as mentioned in paragraph (a) above, the contractual rent limit, or, as the case may be, the maximum rent recoverable during any statutory period of the regulated tenancy concerned shall be the rent registered as mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

(2)If, in a case falling within sub-paragraph (1) above, the Secretary of State has, in a direction under section 85 of the 1972 Act, specified a rent limit for the dwelling-house higher than the rent registered as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, then, during the period for which that direction has effect as mentioned in that section, sub-paragraph (1) above shall have effect with the substitution for any reference to the rent registered as mentioned in paragraph (a) of that sub-paragraph of a reference to the rent limit so specified.

(3)Nothing in the preceding provisions of this paragraph shall affect the operation of section 48A of the Rent Act 1968 (cancellation of registration of rent) and, accordingly, where the registration of a rent is cancelled in accordance with that section sub-paragraph (1) above shall cease to apply in relation to the rent of the dwelling-house concerned.

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