HC Deb 17 June 1958 vol 589 cc65-6W
80. Mr. N. Pannell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware that many landlords who have not remedied defects within six months of their giving the statutory undertaking under the Rent Act, 1957, are continuing to collect the increase of rent that would be recoverable only if such defects had been remedied; and if he will introduce legislation to put an end to this practice and enable those who have paid such unwarranted increases to recover the same in addition to the increases paid during the six monthly period as provided for by the Act.

Mr. H. Brooke

I would refer my hon. Friend to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the First Schedule to the Rent Act, 1957. These provisions enable the tenant to stop paying the rent increase in such circumstances and to recover any increase he may already have paid.

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