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Rent Act 1974

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14Power of court, in action for possession, to reduce period of notice to quit

(1)After section 80 of the Rent Act 1968 there shall be inserted the following section:— Power of county court, in action for possession, to reduce period of notice to quit.

80AIn any case where—

(a)a notice to quit a dwelling which is the subject of a Part VI contract has been served, and

(b)the period at the end of which the notice to quit takes effect is for the time being extended by virtue of section 77 or section 78 above, and

(c)at some time during that period the lessor institutes proceedings in the county court for the recovery of possession of the dwelling, and

(d)in those proceedings the county court is satisfied that any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 80(2) above applies,

the court may direct that the period referred to in paragraph (b) above shall be reduced so as to end at a date specified in the direction.

(2)At the end of subsection (3) of section 106 of that Act (rules as to procedure) there shall be added the words

and section 80A.

(3)After section 95 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 there shall be inserted the following section:— Power of sheriff, in action for possession, to reduce period of notice to quit.

95AIn any case where—

(a)a notice to quit a dwelling-house which is the subject of a Part VII contract has been served, and

(b)the period at the end of which the notice to quit takes effect is for the time being extended by virtue of section 92 or section 93 above, and

(c)at some time during that period the lessor institutes proceedings before the sheriff for possession of the dwelling-house, and

(d)in those proceedings the sheriff is satisfied that any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 95(2) above applies,

the sheriff may direct that the period referred to in paragraph (b) above shall be reduced so as to end at a date specified in the direction.

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