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Housing Act 1974

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98Consequential modifications of Agricultural Holdings Act 1948

(1)Section 9 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948 (increases of rent for improvements carried out by landlord) shall apply, subject to subsection (2) below, as if references in subsection (1) of that section to improvements carried out at the request of the tenant included references to improvements carried out in compliance with an improvement notice or an undertaking accepted under this Part of this Act.

(2)Where a tenant has contributed to the cost incurred by his landlord in carrying out such an improvement as is referred to in subsection (1) above, the increase in rent provided for by the said section 9 shall be reduced proportionately.

(3)Any works carried out in compliance with an improvement notice or an undertaking accepted under this Part of this Act shall be included among the improvements specified in paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948 (tenant's right to compensation for erection, alteration or enlargement of buildings), but subject to the power conferred by section 78 of that Act to amend that Schedule; and section 49 of that Act (tenant's right to compensation conditional on the landlord consenting to the carrying out of the improvements) shall not apply to any works carried out in compliance with such a notice or undertaking.

(4)Where a person other than the tenant claiming compensation has contributed to the cost of carrying out the works in compliance with an improvement notice or an undertaking accepted under this Part of this Act, compensation in respect of the works, as assessed under section 48 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948, shall be reduced proportionately.

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