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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 28th February 1997.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations any reference to a section or Schedule is a reference to a section of, or Schedule to, the Housing Act 1988 and any reference to a numbered form is a reference to the form bearing that number in the Schedule to these Regulations, or to a form substantially to the same effect.

Prescribed forms

3.  The forms prescribed for the purposes of Part I (rented accommodation) of the Housing Act 1988(1) are—

(a)for a notice under section 6(2) proposing terms of a statutory periodic tenancy different from the implied terms, Form No.1;

(b)for an application under section 6(3) referring a notice under section 6(2) to a rent assessment committee, Form No.2;

(c)for a notice under section 8 informing a tenant or licensee that the landlord intends to begin proceedings for possession of a dwelling-house let on an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy, Form No.3;

(d)for a notice under section 13(2) proposing a new rent for an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy, Form No. 4;

(e)for an application under section 13(4) referring to a rent assessment committee a notice under section 13(2) relating to an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy, Form No.5;

(f)for an application under section 22(1) to a rent assessment committee for a determination of rent under an assured shorthold tenancy, Form No.6;

(g)for a notice under section 41(2) requiring a landlord or tenant to give information to a rent assessment committee, Form No.7;

(h)for a notice under paragraph 7 of Schedule 2A, by the tenant to the landlord proposing that an assured tenancy be replaced by an assured shorthold tenancy, Form No.8;

(i)for a notice under paragraph 9 of Schedule 2A, by the landlord to the prospective tenant, proposing an assured shorthold tenancy where the tenancy meets the conditions for an assured agricultural occupancy, Form No.9.

Revocations and savings

4.—(1) The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1988(2) (“the 1988 Regulations”), the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1989(3), the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1990(4) and the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1993(5) are hereby revoked.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) affects the validity of a notice served before the coming into force of these Regulations if, at the date of service of the notice, the notice was in the form then prescribed by the 1988 Regulations.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment

James Clappison

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment

28th January 1997

William Hague

Secretary of State for Wales

29th January 1997