The maximum rent payable under tenancies of some properties is limited by statute. The properties chiefly affected are dwelling houses1 within the Rent Act 1977 (now being phased out)2, including some dwelling houses let under housing association tenancies3. Under these provisions the landlord or the tenant may refer the amount of the rent to the rent officer4 for a fair rent5 to be determined.
If the landlord of a dwelling held on an assured periodic tenancy6 serves a notice of increase where there is no rent review clause in the tenancy agreement, the tenant may refer the rent to an
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