§ Mr. T. Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that mortgages made on or after 2nd July, 1920, of houses which were under the Acts immediately prior to the 1939 Act, have been brought under the provisions of the Rent Restrictions Acts?
§ Mr. Elliot
Houses to which the Rent Restriction Acts applied immediately before the commencement of the 1939 Act were not affected by that Act, and accordingly it would appear that mortgages on such houses created on or after 2nd July, 1920, are not subject to the provisions of the Acts.
§ Mr. Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that all houses within the specified limits of rateable value, whether they were let on Isl. September, 1939, or not, have been brought under the Rent Restrictions Acts; and that during the period laid down in the 1939 Act, such houses, whether they are let or not, will continue to be restricted and that the mortgage provisions continue to apply as regards both mortgage interest and restrictions on the mortgagee's powers during any time in which such houses are not let?27W
§ Mr. Elliot
The Rent Restrictions Acts apply to houses only after they have been let. If a house within the limits of rateable value, but not previously controlled, was not let on 1st September, 1939, it will not become controlled until it is subsequently let. Once the house has become controlled, it will remain controlled in all circumstances.