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Rent Act 1977

An Act to consolidate the Rent Act 1968, Parts III, IV and VIII of the Housing Finance Act 1972, the Rent Act 1974, sections 7 to 10 of the Housing Rents and Subsidies Act 1975, and certain related enactments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.

Residential tenancies which came into force prior to the introduction of the Housing Act 1988 will generally fall under the terms of the Rent Act 1977. This was one of a number of Rent Acts which came into force after the need for protection of residential tenants was recognised in the post-war period. The 1977 Act represented a high water mark in tenants rights, imposing rent control and giving tenants substantial security of tenure.

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