1306. Tenants' rights under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Both the right to enfranchise and the more limited right to a new lease introduced by the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 apply only to leases of houses; leasehold flats only became entitled to such rights after the passage of Part I of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, which confers:

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    (1)     the right to collective enfranchisement in the case of tenants of flats1; and

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    (2)     the individual right of a tenant of a flat to acquire a new lease2.

The Housing Act 1996 made a number of amendments to the 1993 Act, for example in relation to