New Clause 2 - Repayment of rent paid in advance

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 28 Tachwedd 2023.

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“In the 1988 Act, after section 14ZB (inserted by section 6 of this Act) insert—

(1) A person who paid rent in advance as a tenant under an assured tenancy is entitled to be repaid any part of that rent that relates to days falling after the end of the tenancy.

(2) Subsection (1) does not affect any other entitlement to payment arising at the end of an assured tenancy.’”—

This new clause provides for rent paid in advance to be returned to the tenant at the end of an assured tenancy, to the extent that it relates to times at which the tenancy will not exist because it has ended. This overrides a common law rule that rent in advance cannot be apportioned on a time basis. The clause is expected to be inserted after clause 6.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.