767. Payment for transfer of statutory tenancy.

A statutory tenancy1 may not be assigned (as it is a personal right) but may be transferred by written agreement between the outgoing tenant and the incoming tenant, provided that the landlord is a party2. Any person who requires3 the payment of any pecuniary consideration for entering into such an agreement is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale4; and the court by which he is convicted may order the amount of the payment to be repaid by the person to whom it was paid5. The amount of any such payment