981. Continuation of protected long tenancy.

A tenancy1 which was current immediately before the term date2 and is then a protected long tenancy3 at a low rent4 does not come to an end on that date except by being terminated under the provisions of Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 19545 and, if not then so terminated, it continues until so terminated6 and, while so continuing, is deemed, notwithstanding any change in circumstances, to be a protected long tenancy at a low rent7.

Where a tenancy is so continued after the term date, then:

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    (1)     if the premises qualifying for protection8 are the whole