726. Protection of tenants with security of tenure.

A 'rent agreement with a tenant having security of tenure' means:


    (1)     an agreement increasing the rent payable under a protected tenancy1 which is a regulated tenancy2; or


    (2)     the grant to the tenant under a regulated tenancy, or to any person who might succeed him as a statutory tenant3, of another regulated tenancy of the dwelling house at a rent exceeding the rent under the previous tenancy4.

Where any rates5 in respect of the dwelling house are borne by the landlord6 or a superior landlord, any increase of rent is disregarded for the purposes of heads (1) and (2)