chapter  9
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The General Right to Enfranchise/Extend Under the 1993 Act

Before the CLRA took effect, there were other qualifying hurdles to be overcome, which have since been abolished. Essentially all that a residential leaseholder now has to demonstrate to be counted is that they hold an occupational lease which was originally granted for more than 21 years. No longer do leaseholders have to prove that they have personally been in actual occupation of the particular residential unit. Therefore there is no reason why company leaseholders cannot participate in the same way as private individuals.