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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I

    1. 1—50.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3. Part II Private Sector Tenants

    1. Protected shorthold tenancies

      1. 51. Preliminary.

      2. 52.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 53. Right of tenant to terminate protected shorthold tenancy.

      4. 54. Subletting or assignment.

      5. 55. Orders for possession.

    2. Assured tenancies

      1. 56—58.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. Rents

      1. 59. Rent officers and applications for registration of rent.

      2. 60.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 61. Effect of registration of rent etc.

      4. 62. Cancellation of registration of rent.

      5. 63. Repeal of sections 48 and 50 of Rent Act 1977.

    4. Conversion of controlled tenancies

      1. 64. Conversion of controlled tenancies into regulated tenancies.

    5. Regulated tenancies

      1. 65. Resident landlords

      2. 66. Amendment of Cases 11 and 12 of Schedule 15 to Rent Act 1977.

      3. 67. Lettings by servicemen.

    6. Rent agreements

      1. 68. Rent agreements with tenants having security of tenure.

    7. Restricted contracts

      1. 69. Restricted contracts: security of tenure.

      2. 70. Reconsideration of registered rents under Part V of Rent Act 1977.

      3. 71. Cancellation of rents registered under Part V of Rent Act 1977.

      4. 72. Functions of rent tribunals.

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 73. Dwellings forming part of Crown Estate or belonging to Duchies.

      2. 74. Housing association and housing trust tenancies under Rent Act 1977.

      3. 75. Proceedings for possession of certain dwelling-houses.

      4. 76. Statutory tenancies by succession.

      5. 77. Amendment of Part VI of Rent Act 1977.

      6. 78. Allowable premiums in relation to certain long tenancies.

      7. 79. Meaning of “ premium” in Part IX of Rent Act 1977.

  4. Part III Tenant’s Repairs and Improvements

    1. 80.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 81. Tenant’s improvements.

    3. 82. Provisions as to consents required by section 81.

    4. 83. Conditional consent to tenant’s improvements.

    5. 84. Exclusion of certain housing associations from Part III.

    6. 85. Interpretation and application of Part III.

  5. Part IV Jurisdiction and Procedure

    1. 86. Jurisdiction of county court and rules of procedure.

    2. 87.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 88. Discretion of court in certain proceedings for possession.

    4. 89. Restriction on discretion of court in making orders for possession of land.

  6. Parts V–VIII

    1. 90—133.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7. Part IX General

    1. 134—137.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 138. Displacement of residential occupiers by housing authority.

    3. 139.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. 140.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 141. Amendments of Leasehold Reform Act 1967 etc.

    6. 142. Leasehold valuation tribunals.

    7. 143. Apportionment of rents.

    8. 144.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. 145—147.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. 148. Rent assessment panels : pensions for presidents and vice-presidents.

    11. 149.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    12. Supplemental

      1. 150. Interpretation.

      2. 151. Regulations and orders.

      3. 152. Amendments, savings, transitional provisions and repeals.

      4. 153. Commencement.

      5. 154. Expenses and receipts.

      6. 155. Short title and extent.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULES 1—4A

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    2. SCHEDULE 5

      Application of Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to Assured Tenancies

      1. 1.The exceptions and modifications referred to in section 58(1) and...

      2. 2.Sections 23, 43 and 56 to 60B do not apply....

      3. 3.In relation to an assured tenancy the expression “the holding”...

      4. 4.(1) Section 30 applies as if— (a) for paragraph (d)...

      5. 5.Section 31A applies as if in subsection (1)(a) for the...

      6. 6.Section 34 applies as if in subsection (2)(b) for the...

      7. 7.Section 37 applies as if for subsections (2) and (3)...

      8. 7A.The power to prescribe a multiplier conferred by sub-section (8)...

      9. 8.Section 38 applies as if the following provisions were omitted—...

      10. 9.Section 63(7)(a) applies as if reference to section 23(3) of...

    3. SCHEDULE 6

      Applications for registration of Rent

      1. 1.Schedule 11 to the 1977 Act (applications for registration of...

      2. 2.For paragraphs 2 and 3 there are inserted the following...

      3. 3.For sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 4 there is substituted the...

      4. 4.In sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 4, for the word “...

      5. 5.After sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 4 there is inserted the...

      6. 6.In paragraph 5, for the words “ and shall”, immediately...

      7. 7.In paragraph 6(1) for “ 5” there is substituted “...

    4. Schedule 7

      Amendment of Schedule 15 to 1977 Act

      1. The following new Part is inserted at the end of...

    5. SCHEDULE 8

      Crown Estate and Duchies—Consequential Provisions

      1. Part I

        1. Rent Act 1977

          1. 1.Where a tenancy granted before the commencement of section 73...

          2. 2.In Part I of Schedule 15 to the 1977 Act...

          3. 3.In Part II of Schedule 15 to the 1977 Act...

          4. 4.(1) Part II of Schedule 18 to the 1977 Act...

      2. Part II

        1. Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976

          1. 5.Where the question whether a person is a qualifying worker...

          2. 6.Where a protected occupancy or statutory tenancy within the meaning...

          3. 7.For the purpose of determining whether, at the commencement of...

          4. 8.Paragraphs 6 and 7 above apply in relation to forestry...

      3. Part III

        1. General

          1. 9.Where an interest belongs to Her Majesty in right of...

          2. 10.Where an interest belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, then,...

    6. SCHEDULE 9

      Provisions Supplementing Section 74

      1. 1.Paragraphs 2 to 6 below apply to any tenancy which...

      2. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 3.Registration of a rent, or of a different rent, for...

      4. 4.If the tenant was a successor within the meaning of...

      5. 5.Section 83 of the Housing Act 1985 (notice of proceedings...

      6. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in any case where—

    7. SCHEDULE 10

      Amendment of Part VI of Rent Act 1977

      1. 1.(1) Section 86 of the 1977 Act is amended as...

      2. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 3.Sections 90 (special rent limit where previous rent limit exceeds...

      4. 4.In section 92 (conversion of housing association tenancies into regulated...

      5. 5.(1) Section 93 of the 1977 Act (increase of rent...

    8. SCHEDULES 11—13

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    9. SCHEDULE 14

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    10. SCHEDULE 15

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    11. SCHEDULES 16—20

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    12. SCHEDULE 21

      Amendments of Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88) and Housing Act 1974 (c. 44), Schedule 8

      1. 1.(1) In section 1(1)(b) of the 1967 Act (period during...

      2. 2.For section 1(4A) of the 1967 Act (reduction of rateable...

      3. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 4.In section 16 of the 1967 Act (exclusion of rights...

      5. 5.In section 29 of the 1967 Act (reservation of future...

      6. 6.In paragraph 7(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the 1967 Act,...

      7. 7.In paragraph 6(1)(b) of Schedule 3 to the 1967 Act...

      8. 8.In Schedule 8 to the 1974 Act (procedure for obtaining...

    13. SCHEDULE 22

      Leasehold Valuation Tribunals

      1. Part I Supplementary Provisions

        1. Constitution of tribunals

          1. 1.The president of a panel drawn up under Schedule 10...

        2. Appeals

          1. 2.No appeal shall lie from a decision of a leasehold...

          2. 3.A leasehold valuation tribunal shall not be treated as a...

          3. 4.For the purposes of Part I of the Leasehold Reform...

        3. Costs

          1. 5.The costs which a person may be required to bear...

          2. 6.Where the county court gives any such certificate as is...

        4. Provision of information

          1. 7.(1) Where a matter is referred to a leasehold valuation...

      2. Part II Amendments of 1967 Act

        1. 8.(1) In section 21(1) (jurisdiction of Lands Tribunal) for “...

        2. 9.In section 31(2)(a) (consent of Church Commissioners required to provisions...

        3. 10.In paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 1 (price for intermediate leasehold...

        4. 11.In paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 (compensation payable to tenant...

        5. 12.Paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 2 (costs of proceedings before Lands...

    14. SCHEDULES 23—24

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    15. SCHEDULE 25

      Minor and Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Part I Minor and Consequential Amendments

        1. Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 (c.65)

          1. 1.In section 15 of the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection...

          2. 2.In section 16 of the Act of 1951 (protection of...

          3. 3.In sections 17 and 18 of the Act of 1951...

        2. Housing Act 1957 (c. 56)

          1. 4.Section 5 of the 1957 Act (prohibition of back-to-back houses)...

          2. 5.In section 96 of the 1957 Act, in paragraph (d)...

          3. 6.In section 119(3) of the 1957 Act (financial assistance for...

          4. 7—9.. . . . . . . . . ....

          5. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

          6. 11—13.. . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 14.. . . . . . . . . ....

          8. 15—17.. . . . . . . . . ....

          9. 18, 19.. . . . . . . . . ....

          10. 20—31.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c.80)

          1. 32.In section 7 of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976, at...

          2. 33.In section 13 of the Act of 1976 (application for...

        4. Rent Act 1977 (c.42)

          1. 34.. . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 35.Sections 18(4) and 115 of the 1977 Act (modification of...

          3. 36.. . . . . . . . . ....

          4. 37.In section 45(4) of the 1977 Act, for the words...

          5. 38.In section 49 of the 1977 Act, for the words...

          6. 39.In section 55 of the 1977 Act (general provisions for...

          7. 40.In sections 68(4), 69(1)(b)(ii), and (4), 73(1)(a), and 88(4)(b) of...

          8. 41.In section 70(3) of the 1977 Act (matters to be...

          9. 42.In section 78(5) of the 1977 Act, for the words...

          10. 43.In section 79 of the 1977 Act—

          11. 44.In section 79 of the 1977 Act there is inserted,...

          12. 45.In section 85 of the 1977 Act—

          13. 46.. . . . . . . . . ....

          14. 47.(1) Section 116 of the 1977 Act (provision where tenant...

          15. 48.In section 129(1) of the 1977 Act (mortgages to which...

          16. 49.In section 132(1) of the 1977 Act (powers of court...

          17. 50.In section 136 of the 1977 Act (interpretation of Part...

          18. 51.Section 138(3) of the 1977 Act (effect on furnished sub-tenancy...

          19. 52.In section 145 of the 1977 Act (which limits the...

          20. 53.In section 149 of the 1977 (powers of local authorities...

          21. 54.In section 153(1) of the 1977 Act (application to Isles...

          22. 55.Section 155(1) of the 1977 Act (which modifies provisions of...

          23. 56.In Schedule 10 to the 1977 Act (rent assessment committees)—...

          24. 57.In Schedule 15 to the 1977 Act (grounds for possession...

          25. 58.In Schedule 15 to the 1977 Act, in paragraph 4...

          26. 59.In Schedule 17 to the 1977 Act (modification of Act...

          27. 60.In Schedule 24 to the 1977 Act (savings and transitional...

        5. Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43)

          1. 61.The Protection from Eviction Act 1977 shall apply, where a...

      2. Part II Transitional Provisions and Savings

        1. 62.. . . . . . . . . ....

        2. 63.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 64.Where the recoverable rent for any statutory period has been...

        4. 65.In a case where, by virtue of subsection (4) of...

        5. 66.The repeal by this Act of subsections (4) and (5)...

        6. 67.Where, immediately before the commencement of section 69(4) of this...

        7. 68.The repeals made by section 74 of this Act in...

        8. 69.. . . . . . . . . ....

        9. 70.Any directions given by the Secretary of State under section...

        10. 71.. . . . . . . . . ....

        11. 72.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the exceptions in...

        12. 73.In relation to a tenancy (or licence) granted before 8th...

        13. 74.. . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 75.Section 5 of the 1977 Act (tenancies at low rents)...

        15. 76.. . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 77.Section 90 of the 1977 Act continues to have effect,...

        17. 78.Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 17 to the 1977...

    16. SCHEDULE 26

      Repeals

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