HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 c1384W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that under Section 16 (3) of the Increase of Rent and Mortgages Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1920, the purchaser of a house for his own occupation, who terminates a tenancy on 25th March, accepts rent on 24th June as mesne profit, the tenant remaining in possession, and accepts the following quarter's rent, is thereby prejudicing his right to possession, and that the limitation of three months in respect of the acceptance of mesne profits has this effect, he will consider whether the Act should be amended in this behalf?


I cannot at present undertake to introduce legislation for amending the Increase of Rent Act. Should further legislation become necessary, my hon. Friend's point will be considered.