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Statutory Tenants (Successors)

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the hardships caused to members of families who are living with parents as sub-tenants and who are regarded as trespassers on the death of the parents and are liable to be turned out of a home in which they have lived all their lives; and if he will take steps to give protection to such people.

My right hon. Friend is advised that where the successor of the original statutory tenant of a house, whether the successor be widow, widower or child, has created a lawful subtenancy of part of the house, the subtenant would be protected by the Rent Restriction Acts on the determination of the interest of the tenant.