976. Meaning of 'the qualifying condition'.

The qualifying condition1 is that the circumstances (as respects the property comprised in the tenancy, the use of that property, and all other relevant matters) are such that, on the coming to an end of the long tenancy at a low rent at that time, the tenant would, if the tenancy had not been one at a low rent, be entitled by virtue of the Rent Act2 to retain possession of the whole or part of the property comprised in the tenancy3.

The qualifying condition requires in particular that there should be a house let as a separate dwelling4 within