751. The statutory restrictions; in general.

Rent regulation would be of little value to tenants if they could be required to pay capital sums, however disguised, for their tenancies in addition to the rent; and it would no more accord with the policy of the Rent Acts if outgoing tenants could profit from rent restriction by charging a premium to an incoming tenant (except where provision is made for the lawful charging of premiums, and a long lease of a dwelling is sold at a premium)1. The following conduct is, therefore, prohibited:


    (1)     the requiring of a premium or loan as a condition of the