(1) Subject to
subsection (2), this Act does not apply to or in relation to a retail shop
lease that was entered into —
before the relevant day; or
pursuant to an option granted or agreement made before the relevant day.
(2) Section 16 applies
to and in relation to a retail shop lease whether or not it was entered into
as mentioned in subsection (1), but section 27 has no effect in relation to a
question arising under a retail shop lease if it was entered into as mentioned
in subsection (1).
(3) In this section
the relevant day , in relation to a retail shop lease, means the day on which
this Act comes into operation or, where the lease is a retail shop lease by
reason only of a regulation prescribing a business of a particular kind to be
a specified business, means the day on which that regulation comes into
(4) Regulations may be
made exempting from all or any of the provisions of this Act —
prescribed person, retail shop lease or retail shop; or
prescribed class of persons, retail shop leases or retail shops.
(5) The regulations
may provide for conditions and restrictions subject to which an exemption is
[Section 4 amended: No. 55 of 2004 s. 118; No. 59
of 2011 s. 6.]