916. Reference of excessive rents to appropriate tribunal.

The tenant1 under an assured shorthold tenancy2 may3 make an application in the prescribed form4 to the appropriate tribunal5 for a determination of the rent6 which, in its opinion, the landlord7 might reasonably be expected to obtain under the assured shorthold tenancy8.

No such application may, however, be made if:

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    (1)     the rent payable under the tenancy9 is a rent previously determined upon such an application10;

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    (2)     the tenancy was created on or after 1 February 1997