1167. Right to enfranchisement or extended lease.

Part I of the Leasehold Reform Act 19671 confers on a tenant of a leasehold house2 a right to acquire on fair terms3 the freehold or4 an extended lease of the house and any premises5. Those rights are conferred where the tenancy is a long tenancy6 and provided certain other conditions are fulfilled7.

The legislation contains a low rent test8 but the test has been subsequently eroded, in the case of a right to acquire the freehold, by the extension of that right to the majority of houses where the rent or value exceeds the applicable limit9. In the case