There is now no general requirement that the tenant must occupy the house as his residence in order to qualify for the rights to enfranchisement or extension of his lease under Part I of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967; this has been replaced with a qualifying condition that the tenant must have held the lease for not less than two years1. Subject to the provisions set out below with regard to business tenants2, it is thus open to a company, or to investors or second home owners, to exercise those rights3.
There are, however, two exceptions where a residence qualification
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