Rent Review Act

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Published: 1974-08-27

Rent Review Act


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RENT REVIEW ACT

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RENT REVIEW ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section
1 Short title................................................................................................................ 5
2 Interpretation.......................................................................................................... 5
3 Application............................................................................................................. 5
4 Rent to be reviewed every 5 years ......................................................................... 5
5 Reference to Lands Courts Appeals Panel............................................................. 6
6 Procedure on reference to Lands Courts Appeals Panel ........................................ 6
7 Rent as varied to be paid from date of review ....................................................... 6

Supporting Documents

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RENT REVIEW ACT

AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE QUINQUENNIAL REVIEW
OF RENTS AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH1

Commencement [27th August 1974]

1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Rent Review Act.

2 Interpretation
In this Act “lease” includes a sub-lease.

3 Application
Subject to the other provisions of this Act, this Act shall apply to all leases of land
whether native land or otherwise.

4 Rent to be reviewed every 5 years
(1) The rent reserved by a lease commencing on or after the day this Act came

into operation, or which commenced within the period of 5 years immediately
preceding that day, shall, notwithstanding any provision in the lease to the
contrary, be reviewed by agreement between the parties on the fifth
anniversary of the commencement of the lease and thereafter at intervals of 5
years.

(2) The rent reserved by an existing lease which commenced before the period of
5 years immediately preceding the day this Act came into operation shall,
notwithstanding any provision in the lease to the contrary, be reviewed by

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agreement between the parties on that day and thereafter at intervals of 5
years.

(3) This section shall not apply to a lease which provides that the rent reserved
thereby shall be first reviewed by agreement between the parties on or before
the fifth anniversary of the commencement of the lease and thereafter at
intervals of less than 5 years.

5 Reference to Lands Courts Appeals Panel
(1) Where the rent reserved by a lease is required by this Act or otherwise to be

reviewed by agreement between the parties then in the absence of agreement
they shall refer the matter to the Lands Courts Appeals Panel for
determination unless the lease expressly states that the matter shall be referred
for determination to some other body or person.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where in any lease it is provided that in the
absence of agreement between the parties on the review of the rent reserved
by the lease the matter shall be referred to a public officer for determination
the matter shall be so referred to the Lands Courts Appeals Panel.

6 Procedure on reference to Lands Courts Appeals Panel
All references to the Lands Courts Appeals Panel in consequence of the failure of
the parties to a lease to review by agreement the rent reserved by the lease shall be
heard and finally determined by one or more members of the Panel who shall be
designated by the President or in his absence by the Vice-President of the Panel.

7 Rent as varied to be paid from date of review
Where the rent reserved by a lease is required by this Act or otherwise to be
reviewed by agreement between the parties and the rent is in consequence varied
either by agreement or after reference to the Lands Courts Appeals Panel or other
body or person the rent as varied shall be payable from the date on which the rent
was so required to be reviewed unless the parties agree that it shall be payable from
some other date.



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1 1990 Revised Edition, Cap. 81 – Acts 10 of 1974 and 5 of 1975
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