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39 Right of qualifying tenant of flat to acquire new lease.E+W

(1)This Chapter has effect for the purpose of conferring on a tenant of a flat, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2), the right, exercisable subject to and in accordance with this Chapter, to acquire a new lease of the flat on payment of a premium determined in accordance with this Chapter.

(2)Those circumstances are that on the relevant date for the purposes of this Chapter—

(a)the tenant [F1has for the last two years been] a qualifying tenant of the flat; F2. . .

(b)F3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2A)F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2B)F5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)The following provisions, namely—

(a)section 5 (with the omission of subsections (5) and (6)),

(b)section 7, F6. . .

(c)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

shall apply for the purposes of this Chapter as they apply for the purposes of Chapter I; and references in this Chapter to a qualifying tenant of a flat shall accordingly be construed by reference to those provisions.

[F8(3A)On the death of a person who has for the two years before his death been a qualifying tenant of a flat, the right conferred by this Chapter is exercisable, subject to and in accordance with this Chapter, by his personal representatives; and, accordingly, in such a case references in this Chapter to the tenant shall, in so far as the context permits, be to the personal representatives.]

(4)For the purposes of this Chapter a person can be (or be among those constituting) the qualifying tenant of each of two or more flats at the same time, whether he is tenant of those flats under one lease or under two or more separate leases.

(4A)F9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)F10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F11(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)The right conferred by this Chapter on a tenant to acquire a new lease shall not extend to underlying minerals comprised in his existing lease if—

(a)the landlord requires the minerals to be excepted, and

(b)proper provision is made for the support of the premises demised by that existing lease as they are enjoyed on the relevant date.

(8)In this Chapter “the relevant date”, in relation to a claim by a tenant under this Chapter, means the date on which notice of the claim is given to the landlord under section 42.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 39(2)(a) substituted (26.7.2002 for E. and 1.1.2003 for W.) by Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c. 15), s. 130(2); S.I. 2002/1912, art. 2(b)(i) (subject to Sch. 2); S.I. 2002/3012, art. 2(b)(i) (subject to Sch. 2)

F2S.39(2)(b) and preceding word repealed (26.7.2002 for E. and 1.1.2003 for W.) by Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c. 15), ss. 130(3), 180, Sch. 14; S.I. 2002/1912, art. 2(b), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 (subject to Sch. 2); S.I. 2002/3012, art. 2(b), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 (subject to Sch. 2)

F3S.39(2)(b) and preceding word repealed (26.7.2002 for E., otherwise prosp.) by Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c. 15), ss. 130(3), 180, Sch. 14; S.I. 2002/1912, art. 2(b), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 (subject to Sch. 2)

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