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Rent Act 1974

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4Advance application for registration of a new rent

(1)At the beginning of subsection (3) of section 44 of the Rent Act 1968 (no application for registration of a new rent until three years after a previous registration) there shall be inserted the words

Subject to subsection (3A) belowand at the end of that subsection there shall be added the following subsection:—

(3A)Notwithstanding anything in subsection (3) above, an application such as is mentioned in that subsection which is made by the landlord alone and is so made within the last three months of the period of three years referred to in that subsection may be entertained notwithstanding that that period has not expired.

(2)At the beginning of subsection (1) of section 48 of that Act (effect of registration of rent) there shall be inserted the words

Subject to subsection (1A) belowand at the end of that subsection there shall be added the following subsection:—

(1A)Where, by virtue of subsection (3A) of section 44 above, an application is made before the expiry of the period of three years referred to hr subsection (3) of that section, subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for the reference to the date of the application there were substituted a reference to the first day after the expiry of that period of three years.

(3)At the beginning of subsection (3) of section 40 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971 (no application for registration of a new rent until three years after a previous registration) there shall be inserted the words

Subject to subsection (3A) belowand at the end of that subsection there shall be added the following subsection:—

(3A)An application such as is mentioned in subsection (3) above which is made by the landlord alone and is so made within the last three months of the period of three years referred to in that subsection may be entertained before the expiry of that period, notwithstanding that the application is not made upon any of the grounds mentioned in that subsection.

(4)At the beginning of subsection (1) of section 44 of the said Act of 1971 (effect of registration of rent) there shall be inserted the words

Subject to subsection (1A) belowand at the end of that subsection there shall be added the following subsection:—

(1A)Where, by virtue of subsection (3A) of section 40 above, an application is made before the expiry of the period of three years referred to in subsection (3) of that section, subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for the reference to the date of the application there were substituted a reference to the first day after the expiry of that period of three years.

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