Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act, 1982

Acceptance of rent by landlord after institution of proceedings.

20.—Where the landlord of a dwelling to which section 8 (1) relates institutes proceedings for the recovery of possession of the dwelling, the acceptance of any sum purporting to be rent by the landlord for the period from the date of the institution of the proceedings to the date on which they are finally determined shall not prejudice his right (if any) to recover possession of the dwelling and, if an order for possession is made, any such sum so accepted shall be treated as mesne profits.