692. Meaning of 'regulated tenancy'.

For the purposes of the Rent Act 1977, a 'regulated tenancy' is a protected or statutory tenancy1. Where a regulated tenancy is followed by a statutory tenancy of the same dwelling house, the two are to be treated for the purposes of that Act as together constituting one regulated tenancy2. These provisions are subject:

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    (1)     to the rule3 that a tenancy cannot be regulated if it is a business tenancy