48. Statutory codes; in general.

The relationship of landlord and tenant (and, less often, of licensor and licensee of land) has been the subject of extensive legislative intervention1. A number of statutory codes now regulate that relationship to provide:


    (1)     security of tenure, to a greater or lesser extent, in both the private sector and the public or social housing sector, for residential tenants2;


    (2)     more restricted security of tenure for business tenants, tenants of agricultural holdings and tenants under farm business tenancies, together with provision for compensation in certain circumstances where the tenancy is not continued3;


    (3)     a degree of rent control for