349. Qualifying conditions.

For the tenant to qualify:

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    (1)     his tenancy must be a long tenancy1;

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    (2)     the house must fall within the definition of that word in the Leasehold Reform Act 19672;

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    (3)     he must have held the lease for the last two years3;

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    (4)     the value of the property may be relevant4.

A long tenancy is one granted for a term certain exceeding 21 years; but there are certain exceptions where shorter leases which have been extended beyond 21 years through renewal will qualify5.

For the purposes of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, a 'house' includes any building designed or adapted for