856. Grant to tenant who was previously an assured shorthold tenant.

If, on the coming to an end of an assured shorthold tenancy1 (including a tenancy2 which was an assured shorthold but ceased to be assured before it came to an end), a new tenancy of the same or substantially the same premises came into being, under which the landlord3 and the tenant4 were the same as at the coming to an end of the earlier tenancy, then, if and so long as the new tenancy is an assured tenancy5, it is an assured shorthold tenancy whether or not it fulfils the statutory