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The tribunal for the purposes of Part I of this Act shall be the court exercising jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of section sixty-three of the M1Landlord and Tenant Act, 1954.]
(1)Any notice, request, demand or other instrument under this Act shall be in writing and may be served on the person on whom it is to be served either personally, or by leaving it for him at his last known place of abode in England or Wales, or by sending it through the post in a registered letter addressed to him there, or, in the case of a local or public authority or a statutory or a public utility company, to the secretary or other proper officer at the principal office of such authority or company, and in the case of a notice to a landlord, the person on whom it is to be served shall include any agent of the landlord duly authorised in that behalf.
(2)Unless or until a tenant of a holding shall have received notice that the person theretofore entitled to the rents and profits of the holding (hereinafter referred to as “the original landlord”) has ceased to be so entitled, and also notice of the name and address of the person who has become entitled to such rents and profits, any claim, notice, request, demand, or other instrument which the tenant shall serve upon or deliver to the original landlord shall be deemed to have been served upon or delivered to the landlord of such holding.
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(1)This Act shall apply to land belonging to His Majesty in right of the Crown or the Duchy of Lancaster and to land belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, and to land belonging to any Government department, and for that purpose the provisions of the M2Agricultural Holdings Act, 1923, relating to Crown and Duchy lands, as set out and adapted in Part I of the Second Schedule to this Act, shall have effect.
(2)The provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1923, with respect to the application of that Act to ecclesiastical and charity lands, as set out and adapted in Part II of the Second Schedule to this Act, shall apply for the purposes of this Act.
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(4)Where any land is vested in the [F4official custodian for charities] in trust for any charity, the trustees of the charity and not the [F4custodian] shall be deemed to be the landlord for the purposes of this Act.
(1)For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
The expression “tenant” means any person entitled in possession to the holding under any contract of tenancy, whether the interest of such tenant was acquired by original contract, assignment, operation of law or otherwise;
The expression “landlord” means any person who under a lease is, as between himself and the tenant or other lessee, for the time being entitled to the rents and profits of the demised premises payable under the lease;
The expression “predecessor in title” in relation to a tenant or landlord means any person through whom the tenant or landlord has derived title, whether by assignment, by will, by intestacy, or by operation of law;
The expression “lease” means a lease, under-lease or other tenancy, assignment operating as a lease or under-lease, or an agreement for such lease, under-lease tenancy, or assignment;
The expression “mining lease” means a lease for any mining purpose or purposes connected therewith, and “mining purposes” include the sinking and searching for, winning, working, getting, making merchantable, smelting or otherwise converting or working for the purposes of any manufacture, carrying away, and disposing of mines and minerals, in or under land, and the erection of buildings, and the execution of engineering and other works suitable for those purposes;
The expression “term of years absolute” has the same meaning as in the M3Law of Property Act, 1925;
The expression “statutory company” means any company constituted by or under an Act of Parliament to construct, work or carry on any . . . F5 . . . F6 . . . F7, tramway, hydraulic power, dock, canal or railway undertaking; and the expression “public utility company” means any company within the meaning of the M4Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or a society registered under the Industrial and Provident societies Acts, 1893 to 1913, carrying on any such undertaking;
The expression “prescribed” means [F8prescribed by rules of court or by a practice direction].
(2)The designation of landlord and tenant shall continue to apply to the parties until the conclusion of any proceedings taken under or in pursuance of this Act in respect of compensation.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1927.
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(3)This Act shall extend to England and Wales only.
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