For the tenant to qualify:
(1) his tenancy must be a long tenancy1;
(2) the house must fall within the definition of that word in the Leasehold Reform Act 19672;
(3) he must have held the lease for the last two years3;
(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
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234