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What are the rights of landlords in recovery of possession after the expiration of transitional period (s.11) under the Control of Rent (Repeal) Act 1997?

All tenancies deemed to have been entered into between the landlords and tenants (September 1997-1999) had ceased to be in force. The landlords shall then have the right to vacant possession of the premises from the tenants without payment of any compensation, and shall also be entitled to any rental remaining unpaid from the tenants as at 31st December 1999. [ss.11(1)(a) and (b)]

Though a landlord is entitled to have the right to vacant possession of the premises as from 1st January 2000 onwards, the Repeal Act provides that he still has to serve on the tenant a notice to vacate the premises before the landlord exercises such right.

Section 11(2) provides as follows :
    A landlord who wishes to exercise his right under para. (1)(a) (relating to the landlord's to vacant possession upon the expiry of the transitional period) shall serve on the tenant a notice to vacate the premises.


The notice to quit is to provide for a period of three months for the tenant to vacate the premises if the landlord wishes to exercise his right to vacant possession of the premises [s. 11(3)].

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Knowledge Base ID :   1350
Last Reviewed :   May 31, 2001

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