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8. In Schedule 2, after paragraph 6 there shall be inserted—
“7. (1) This paragraph applies in any case where—
(a)a tenancy of an agricultural holding (“the new tenancy”) is granted to a person who, immediately before the grant of the new tenancy, was the tenant of the holding, or of any agricultural holding which comprised the whole or a substantial part of the land comprised in the holding, under a contract of tenancy (“the previous tenancy”),
(b)this Act applies in relation to the new tenancy by virtue of section 4(1)(g) of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, and
(c)the rent payable under the new tenancy is unchanged from that payable under the previous tenancy, disregarding any increase or reduction in rent solely attributable to an adjustment of the boundaries of the holding.
(2) The reference in sub-paragraph (1) above to a substantial part of the land comprised in the holding means a substantial part determined by reference to either area or value.
(3) In any case to which this paragraph applies—
(a)paragraph (a) of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 4 above shall be read as referring to the commencement of the previous tenancy, and
(b)references to rent in paragraphs (b) and (c) of that sub-paragraph shall be read as references to the rent payable under the previous tenancy,
until the first occasion following the commencement of the new tenancy on which any such increase or reduction of, or direction with respect to, the rent payable under the new tenancy as is mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c) takes effect.”.
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