The Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act 1949
(12, 13 & 14 Geo. VI c. 40) was an Act
of Parliament in the United Kingdom, intended to control excessive rents being charged
It extended the provisions of the Furnished Houses Act
The major new provisions of the Act were:
- The protection of the Rent Restriction Acts was given to both
landlords and tenants sharing certain types of accommodation.
- Rent tribunals were given the
power to extend the security of lease given to tenants
indefinitely, in three-month periods, and to review lettings made
for the first time since September 1939.
- Tribunals could now review the premiums paid for accommodation
as well as the rent itself, and payments for furniture and other
articles. Excess premiums could be recoverable by a reduction in
- Facts and Figures for Socialists, 1951, chapter 27.
Labour Party Research Department, London, 1950