HC Deb 22 February 1966 vol 725 cc50-1W
69. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will publicly advise tenants not to enter into agreements or leases with their landlords at new rents which might circumvent the Rent Act 1965, without first consulting the rent officer or a solicitor.

Mr. MacColl

In the publicity on the Act, and in particular in my right hon. Friend's broadcasts, he has made it clear that, except in some limited ways, it is illegal for a landlord to raise the rent for a regulated tenancy before a fair rent is registered; and that anyone in doubt should get proper advice. My right hon. Friend is glad to underline this, by means of this Question and Answer.