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Rent Act 1977

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SCHEDULE 15E+W Grounds for Possession of Dwelling-Houses Let on or Subject to Protected or Statutory Tenancies

Part IIE+W Cases in Which Court Must Order Possession Where Dwelling-House Subject to Regulated Tenancy

Case 18E+W

Where—

(a)the last occupier of the dwelling-house before the relevant date was a person, or the widow of a person, who was at some time during his occupation responsible (whether as owner, tenant, or servant or agent of another) for the control of the farming of land which formed, together with the dwelling-house, an agricultural unit within the meaning of the M1Agriculture Act 1947, and

(b)the tenant is neither—

(i)a person, or the widow of a person, who is or has at any time been responsible for the control of the farming of any part of the said land, nor

(ii)a person, or the widow of a person, who is or at any time was employed by the landlord in agriculture, and

(c)the creation of the tenancy was not preceded by the carrying out in connection with any of the said land of an amalgamation approved for the purposes of a scheme under section 26 of the M2Agriculture Act 1967, and

(d)not later than the relevant date the tenant was given notice in writing that possession might be recovered under this Case, and

(e)the court is satisfied that the dwelling-house is required for occupation either by a person responsible or to be responsible (whether as owner, tenant, or servant or agent of another) for the control of the farming of any part of the said land or by a person employed or to be employed by the landlord in agriculture, and

(f)in a case where the relevant date was before 9th August 1972, the proceedings for possession are commenced by the landlord before the expiry of 5 years from the date on which the occupier referred to in paragraph (a) above went out of occupation.

For the purposes of this Case “employed” and “agriculture” have the same meanings as in the M3Agricultural Wages Act 1948 and “amalgamation” has the same meaning as in Part II of the M4Agriculture Act 1967.

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