Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, a landlord must give qualifying tenants1 the right of first refusal before disposing of his interest in premises containing two or more flats2. The premises must consist of the whole or part of a building, contain two or more flats held by qualifying tenants and the number of flats held by such tenants must exceed 50 per cent of the total number of flats contained in the premises3. A tenancy includes an agreement for a tenancy4 therefore the 1987 Act can apply to a new block of flats as soon as the
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