247. Duty to provide rent book etc.

Where a tenant1 has a right to occupy premises as a residence in consideration of a rent payable weekly, the landlord2 must provide a rent book or other similar document3 for use in respect of the premises4, unless the rent includes a payment in respect of board and the value of that board to the tenant forms a substantial proportion5 of the whole rent6. If the landlord of such premises fails so to provide a rent book or other similar document, he commits a summary offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on