Landlord and Tenant Act 1962

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1962 c. 50


Landlord and Tenant Act, 1962

(10 & 11 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 50

An Act to require the giving of information by landlords to tenants; and for purposes connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Provision of rent books.

1 Provision of rent books.

(1) Where a person (hereafter in this Act referred to as the ‘tenant’) has a right granted to him or any predecessor in title of his by a contract or conferred by an enactment to occupy any premises as a residence in consideration of a rent, and that rent is payable weekly, it shall be the duty of the landlord to provide a rent book or other similar document for use in respect of the premises.

(2) The foregoing subsection shall not apply to any premises if the rent includes a payment in respect of board and the value of that board to the tenant forms a substantial proportion of the whole rent.

S-2 Information to be contained in rent books.

2 Information to be contained in rent books.

(1) A rent book or other similar document provided in pursuance of section one of this Act shall contain—

(a ) notice of the name and address of the landlord of the premises in respect of which the rent book or document is to be used; and

(b ) if the premises are occupied by virtue of a contract to which the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act, 1946 , applies, particulars of the rent and of the other terms and conditions of the contract and notice of such other matters as may be prescribed; and

(c ) if the premises are a dwelling-house to which the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Acts, 1920 to 1939, apply, notice of such matters in addition to the name and address of the landlord as may be prescribed;

and if the premises are occupied as aforesaid or are such a dwelling-house as aforesaid any such notice or particulars shall be in the prescribed form.

(2) In the Rent Restrictions Regulations, 1957, regulations 4 and 5 and the Second Schedule shall be deemed to have been made under the foregoing subsection and shall continue to have effect accordingly until varied or revoked under this Act.

S-3 Information to be supplied by companies.

3 Information to be supplied by companies.

(1) Where the landlord of any premises to which subsection (1) of section one of this Act applies is a company, and the tenant serves on the landlord a request in writing to that effect, the landlord shall furnish to the tenant in writing particulars of the name and address of every director and of the secretary of the company.

(2) A request by the tenant of any premises under the foregoing subsection shall be deemed to be duly served on the landlord if it is served on any agent of the landlord named as such in the rent book or other similar document or on the person who receives the rent of the premises, and any such agent or person on whom such a request is served shall as soon as may be forward it to the landlord.

S-4 Offences.

4 Offences.

(1) If the landlord of any premises to which subsection (1) of section one of this Act applies fails to comply with any relevant requirement of the foregoing provisions of this Act, he and (except of section three of this Act and subject to subsection (5) of this section) any person who on his behalf demands or receives rent in respect of the premises while any...

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