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27(1)Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the Rent Act 1968 and section 42 of the M1Housing Finance Act 1972—E+W

(a)sections 20(3) and 21 of the M2Rent Act 1968 (rent limit where no registered rent) shall continue to apply in relation to a regulated tenancy granted before 1st January 1973 if the rent under the tenancy, as varied by any agreement made before that date, exceeded the rent limit under section 20(3) (with any adjustment under section 21);

(b)sections 30 (certain regulated tenancies to be disregarded in determining contractual rent limit) and 35 (duty of landlord to supply statement of rent under previous tenancy) of the M3Rent Act 1968 shall continue to apply in any case where section 20(3)(a) applies by virtue of this paragraph.

(2)In any case to which section 21 of the M4Rent Act 1968 applies by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, the reference in subsection (5) of that section to the amount expended on the improvement shall be construed as a reference to that amount diminished by the amount of any grant or repayment of the kind mentioned in section 48(2)(a) or (b) of this Act.

(3)This paragraph shall cease to apply if the landlord and the tenant enter into an agreement which is a rent agreement with a tenant having security of tenure (within the meaning of section 51 of this Act) which complies with the requirements of subsection (4) of that section, or if they provide that this paragraph is not to apply by an agreement conforming with those requirements.

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28(1)Section 47 of the M5Housing Act 1969 (first registration of a rent after issue of qualification certificate) shall continue to have effect as respects an application for the first registration of a rent where the tenancy became a regulated tenancy before the date of the repeal of Part III of that Act by the M6Housing Finance Act 1972, but with the substitution, for the references to Part IV of the M7Rent Act 1968 and Schedule 6 to that Act, of references respectively to Part IV of, and Part II of Schedule 11 to, this Act.E+W

(2)Paragraph 3 of Schedule 17 to this Act shall apply to a conversion under the said Part III as it applies to a conversion under Part VIII of this Act.

(3)Notwithstanding the said repeal, section 51(2)(a) of the Act of 1969 shall continue to have effect.

(4)Sections 45 to 47 of this Act shall have effect in relation to a tenancy which has become a regulated tenancy by virtue of the said Part III as if references therein to the last contractual period were references to the last rental period beginning before the tenancy became a regulated tenancy.

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29Subsections (2) and (5) of section 48 of this Act shall have effect, in relation to any grant paid under section 30 of the M8Housing (Financial Provisions) Act 1958 (improvement grants) or section 4 of the M9House Purchase and Housing Act 1959 (standard grants) in pursuance of an application made before 25th August 1969, as they have effect in relation to any of the grants mentioned in those subsections.E+W

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30Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the M10Rent Act 1968, the amendments made in other enactments (“the amended enactments”) by that Act shall, to the extent that they had effect immediately before the coming into force of this Act, continue to have effect subject to any amendment of any of the amended enactments by this Act.E+W

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31Any registration of a rent made before the commencement of this Act—E+W

(a)in the part of the register provided for by section 82 of the M11Housing Finance Act 1972, and

(b)in reliance on subsection (3A) of section 44 of the M12Rent Act 1968,

shall be as valid, and shall have effect, as if this Act had then been in force.

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32Notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of paragraphs 20 to 26 of Schedule 16 to the M13Rent Act 1968 (miscellaneous savings) any enactment which, immediately before the commencement of this Act, had effect by virtue of any of those paragraphs shall continue to have effect; and this Act shall have effect in relation to cases falling within any of those paragraphs as the M14Act of 1968 had effect immediately before the commencement of this Act.E+W

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