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Sexual Offences Act 1956

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FIRST SCHEDULERights of Landlord where Tenant convicted of permitting use of premises as Brothel

1Upon the conviction of the tenant or occupier (in this Schedule referred to as " the tenant"), the lessor or landlord may require the tenant to assign the lease or other contract under which the premises are held by him to some person approved by the lessor or landlord.

2If the tenant fails to do so within three months, the lessor or landlord may determine the lease or contract (but without prejudice to the rights or remedies of any party thereto accrued before the date of the determination).

3Where the lease or contract is determined under this Schedule, the court by which the tenant was convicted may make a summary order for delivery of possession of the premises to the lessor or landlord.

4The approval of the lessor or landlord for the purposes of paragraph 1 of this Schedule shall not be unreasonably withheld.

5This Schedule shall have effect subject to the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Acts, 1920 to 1939, the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act, 1946, Part II of the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act, 1951, and Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1954.

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