863. Demoted assured shorthold tenancies.

An assured tenancy1 is a demoted assured shorthold tenancy2 if:

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    (1)     the tenancy is created by virtue of a demotion order3; and

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    (2)     the landlord is a private registered provider of social housing4 or a registered social landlord5.

At the end of the period of one year, starting with the day when the demotion order takes effect, a demoted assured shorthold tenancy ceases to be an assured shorthold tenancy unless6, before the end of that period, the landlord gives notice of proceedings for possession of the dwelling house7. If the landlord does give such a notice, the tenancy continues to