A new tenancy is one which is granted on or after 1 January 1996, except those tenancies granted pursuant to:
(1) an agreement made before 1 January 1996;
(2) a court order made before 1 January 1996; or
(3) an option granted before 1 January 19961.
An overriding lease2 granted under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 19953 (for example granted to a former tenant who has discharged the liability of a subsequent assignee) takes its status from that of the original lease. Some leases granted on or after 1 January 1996 will not be new tenancies. Such a lease
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