421 The initial rent and subsequent variation

421 The initial rent and subsequent variation

There is no restriction on the amount of rent chargeable by a landlord on the grant of a tenancy in respect of a dwellinghouse. The rent may be agreed to be more than the rent threshold1 or two-thirds the rateable value of the dwellinghouse for the time being and still qualify for protection as an assured agricultural occupancy if the agricultural worker condition is fulfilled2. If a fair rent has been registered for the dwellinghouse under either the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 or the Rent Act 1977 it has no effect on a