Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978

Right of lessee under expired lease.

[1958, s. 14; 1971, s. 9]


(a) a lease expired within ten years before the commencement of this Act, and

(b) the lessee is, at such commencement, in possession of the land comprised in the expired lease under a yearly tenancy arising by implication from the acts of the parties or under a statutory tenancy under the Rent Restrictions Acts, 1960 and 1967, or as a tenant at will or otherwise, without having obtained a new tenancy from the lessor or acquired the lessor's interest in the land, and

(c) no person was, immediately before such commencement, entitled to be granted a lease under the Act of 1958,

the lessee shall, during the twelve months after the commencement of this Act, have the same right to acquire the fee simple as he would have if his lease had not expired.