What is the law relating to the control of rent in West (Peninsular) Malaysia?

The Control of Rent Act 1966 (the Act). It is a short statute consisting of only 12 sections and is intended to be a piece of legislation aimed at de-controlling all the rent-controlled premises by 31st December 1999. However, it is not the first piece of legislation introducing the control of rent of premises in Malaysia. There were other pieces of legislation enacted earlier on.

See (1) the Control of Rent Ordinance 1956, (2) the Control of Rent (Application to Kelantan) Enactment 1964, (3) the Control of Rent (Application to Perlis) Enactment 1961 and (4) the Control of Rent (Application to Terengganu) Enactment 1960. All were being repealed by s. 27 of the 1996 Act when it came into force on 1st January 1967.

The Act is to be repealed after having been in force for 30 years or so (1967-1997) when the Control of Rent (Repeal) Act 1997 (the Repeal Act) comes into force on 1st September 1997.[ss. 1(2) and 2 of the Repeal Act]

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