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U.K.

Rent Act 1957

1957 CHAPTER 25 5 and 6 Eliz 2

An Act to amend the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Acts, 1920 to 1939, the Rent of Furnished Houses Control (Scotland) Act, 1943, the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act, 1946, the Housing (Repairs and Rents) (Scotland) Act, 1954, and certain other enactments relating to the control of rents and the right to retain possession of houses; to provide a minimum length for notice to terminate residential lettings; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[6th June 1957]

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[F216 Minimum length of notice to quit. U.K.

(1)No notice by a landlord or a tenant to quit any premises let (whether before or after the commencement of this Act) as a dwelling shall be valid unless it [F3is in writing and contains such information as may be prescribed and] is given not less than four weeks before the date on which it is to take effect.

[F4(2)In this section “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument, and a statutory instrument containing any such regulations shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)Regulations under this section may make different provision in relation to different descriptions of lettings and different circumstances.]]

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F2S. 16 repealed (E.W.) by Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c.43, SIF 75:1), s. 12, Sch. 3

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(1)This Act may be cited as the Rent Act, 1957.

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