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Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Act 1944

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1Modification of obligations under repairing covenants in respect of damage occurring during a requisition of leaseholds.

(1)Where, in the exercise of emergency powers, possession of any land comprised in a lease is taken on behalf of His Majesty, then, during the period while possession so taken is retained, no remedy for breach of any repairing covenant contained in the lease shall be enforced, whether by action or otherwise, in respect of any damage to the land occurring during that period ; and if the lease determines while possession of the land is so retained, or if upon possession of the land being given up, compensation in respect of the taking of possession thereof becomes payable for any such damage to the person entitled to the benefit of the covenant, no remedy for breach of the covenant shall at any time be enforced as aforesaid in respect of that damage:

(2)The provisions of this section shall be deemed to have had effect as from the twenty-fourth day of August, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and any proceedings for breach of a repairing covenant pending at the commencement of this Act shall, so far as they relate to any such damage as aforesaid, be discontinued upon such terms as the court thinks, just.

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