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6. In section 70 (determination of fair rent), after subsection (3) insert—
“(3A) In any case where under Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 the landlord or a superior landlord is liable to pay council tax in respect of a hereditament (“the relevant hereditament”) of which the dwelling-house forms part, regard shall also be had to the amount of council tax which, as at the date on which the application to the rent officer was made, was set by the billing authority—
(a)for the financial year in which that application was made, and
(b)for the category of dwellings within which the relevant hereditament fell on that date,
but any discount or other reduction affecting the amount of council tax payable shall be disregarded.
(3B) In subsection (3A) above—
(a)“hereditament” means a dwelling within the meaning of Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992,
(b)“billing authority” has the same meaning as in that Part of that Act, and
(c)“category of dwellings” has the same meaning as in section 30(1) and (2) of that Act.”.