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Section 34 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Section 34 is the key provision which governs how the court will determine the rent under a new tenancy:
    (1)The rent payable under a tenancy granted by order of the court under this Part of this Act shall be such as may be agreed between the landlord and the tenant or as, in default of such agreement, may be determined by the court to be that at which, having regard to the terms of the tenancy (other than those relating to rent), the holding might reasonably be expected to be let in the open market by a willing lessor, there being disregarded—

      (a) any effect on rent of the fact that the tenant has or his predecessors in title have been in occupation of the holding,
      (b) any goodwill attached to the holding by reason of the carrying on thereat of the business of the tenant (whether by him or by a predecessor of his in that business),
      (c) any effect on rent of an improvement to which this paragraph applies,
      (d) in the case of a holding comprising licensed premises, any addition to its value attributable to the licence, if it appears to the court that having regard to the terms of the current tenancy and any other relevant circumstances the benefit of the licence belongs to the tenant.

    (2) Paragraph (c) of the foregoing subsection applies to any improvement carried out by a person who at the time it was carried out was the tenant, but only if it was carried out otherwise than in pursuance of an obligation to his immediate landlord and either it was carried out during the current tenancy or the following conditions are satisfied, that is to say,—
    (a) that it was completed not more than twenty-one years before the application for the new tenancy was made; and
    (b) that the holding or any part of it affected by the improvement has at all times since the completion of the improvement bee ... THIS IS AN EXTRACT OF THE FULL TEXT. TO GET THE FULL TEXT, SEE BELOW

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