816. Restricted contracts entered into before 28 November 1980.

A modicum of security of tenure is given to persons occupying premises under a restricted contract1 entered into before 28 November 19802 by deferring the operation of a notice to quit3 in certain circumstances4. This does not prevent a tenancy being determined by effluxion of time, forfeiture or some other method. Nor do these provisions prevent the immediate landlord of an occupier of a dwelling house5 which is overcrowded6 in such circumstances as to render the occupier guilty of an offence7 from obtaining possession8. It is, however, now unlikely that there are any such contracts still in existence.

If, after a restricted contract entered into before 28 November 1980 has been referred9 t