Tenancies of business premises may be excluded from the protection of the Rent Act 1977 for several separate reasons. Firstly, the premises themselves may not be a dwelling house1. Secondly, the premises may not as a matter of construction of the tenancy agreement or in all the circumstances be let as a dwelling2. In both of those cases the tenancy is not a protected tenancy3. Thirdly, if the tenancy remains contractual, the tenant may occupy the let property or part of it for the purposes of a business carried on by him or for those and other purposes, in
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