326 Restrictions on requirement to pay rent in advance

326 Restrictions on requirement to pay rent in advance

Any requirement that rent under a protected occupancy, or under a statutory tenancy, shall be payable either:

  1. 326.1

        before the beginning of the rental period1 in respect of which it is payable2; or

  2. 326.2

        earlier than six months before the end of the rental period in respect of which it is payable (if that period is more than six months)3

is void, and is described as a ‘prohibited requirement’4. Rent payable for any rental period to which a prohibited requirement relates is irrecoverable from the