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401 The Housing Act 1988

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(2) HOUSING ACT 1988

Commentary

A: INTRODUCTION TO THE HOUSING ACT 1988

401 The Housing Act 1988

The Housing Act 1988 introduced a statutory framework governing lettings in the private residential market1 including not only lettings that would previously have been regulated by the Rent Act 19772 and the Housing Act 1985, but also tenancies or licences that would have been protected by the Rent (Agriculture) Act 19763. Agricultural workers who qualify for protection under the Housing Act 1988 have security of tenure and protection as ‘assured agricultural occupants’4.

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