1018. Application that tenancy be excluded from protection.

At any time within the period of 12 months ending on the day preceding the term date1, application may be made to the court2 as respects any long tenancy3 of a dwelling house4 at a low rent5, not being at the time of the application a tenancy as respects which the qualifying condition6 is fulfilled, for an order declaring that the tenancy is not to be treated as a long residential