857. Statutory presumption that assured tenancy is assured shorthold tenancy.

An assured tenancy1 which:

  1.  

    (1)     is entered into on or after 28 February 19972 (otherwise than pursuant to a contract made before that day)3; or

  2.  

    (2)     comes into being4 on the coming to an end of an assured tenancy within head (1) above5,

is an assured shorthold tenancy (unless the statutory presumption is excluded