655. Contracting out of the Rent Acts.

A tenant cannot contract out of his right under the Rent Acts, and therefore cannot bind himself to pay more than the proper rent1. Similarly, so long as a statutory tenant remains in occupation, he cannot by any contractual arrangement forfeit his rights to be protected; nor is it possible to incorporate into a tenancy a term which in effect provides a ground for possession if it is unconnected with the user of the premises2. Even if a tenant contracts to vacate the premises and later refuses to leave, the landlord cannot rely on the agreement but must show