810. Origin and meaning of 'restricted contract'; phasing out of restricted contracts.

Before 14 August 1974, the general provisions of the Rent Restrictions Acts did not apply to a dwelling house bona fide let at a rent which included to a sufficient degree payments in respect of board, attendance or the use of furniture1. Furnished tenancies were subject to a separate system of control consolidated in Part VI of the Rent Act 19682 and such tenancies were thereafter known as 'Part VI contracts'3. The Rent Act 1974 enabled tenancies of fully furnished premises to be protected by repealing the furnished letting exception to protection4, thus greatly reducing the number of Part