Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act, 1980


Reversionary Leases

Reversionary lease.

[cf. 1958, ss. 4, 11, 12 in pt.; 1978 (No. 1), s. 2(2)]

30.—(1) In this Act “reversionary lease” means a lease under this Part.

(2) (a) A person who holds or has held land under a lease shall subject to section 33 be entitled to a reversionary lease of the land if the conditions specified in section 9 of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 (which provides for the acquisition of the fee simple by lessees) are complied with.

(b) Section 9 (1) (2) and sections 10 to 12 and 14 of that Act shall extend to the right to a reversionary lease.

(c) The reference in condition 2 of section 10 of that Act to an application shall include an application under section 31 and the reference in condition 6 of the said section 10 to a reversionary lease shall include a reversionary lease within the meaning of this section.

(3) Section 2 (1) of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) Act, 1978 (which restricts the right to create leases of dwellings) shall not apply where the lease is a reversionary lease.