493. Statutory limitation of rights to possession; in general.

A landlord's right to claim that a lease has been determined and that he is entitled to possession may be postponed. Thus, where a contractual tenancy of residential property protected by the Rent Act 1977 comes to an end, a new statutory tenancy may arise in favour of the tenant if he remains in possession1. Protection is also given by the Housing Act 1988 upon the expiration of a fixed term assured tenancy2 when a statutory periodic tenancy arises3. Where a tenancy of business premises reaches its contractual term date, the term continues by virtue of statute until a