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Rent Act 1974

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2Certain tenancies not to be protected

(1)In subsection (1) of section 2 of the Rent Act (tenancies excepted from definition of " protected tenancy") after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs:—

(bb)the tenancy is granted to a person who is pursuing or intends to pursue a course of study provided by a specified educational institution and is so granted either by that institution or by another specified institution or body of persons; or

(bbb)the purpose of the tenancy is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the dwelling-house for a holiday; or.

(2)After subsection (3) of section 2 of the Rent Act there shall be added the following subsection:—

(4)In paragraph (bb) of subsection (1) above " specified " means specified, or of a class specified, for the purposes of that paragraph by regulations made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument; and a statutory instrument containing any such regulations shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)After section 5 of the Rent Act there shall be inserted the section 5A set out in paragraph 1 or, as the case may require, paragraph 2 of Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act and, accordingly, in section 1(1) of the Rent Act (definition of protected tenancy) at the end of paragraph (c) there shall be added the words— or

(d)by virtue of section 5A below, the tenancy has at all times since it was granted been precluded from being a protected tenancy.

(4)Part IX of the Rent Act 1968 shall have effect subject to the amendments in Part II of Schedule 2 to this Act and Part X of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 shall have effect subject to the amendments in Part III of that Schedule.

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