32 Short assured tenancies.
(1)A short assured tenancy is an assured tenancy—
(a)which is for a term of not less than six months; and
(b)in respect of which a notice is served as mentioned in subsection (2) below.
(2)The notice referred to in subsection (1)(b) above is one which—
(a)is in such form as may be prescribed;
(b)is served before the creation of the assured tenancy;
(c)is served by the person who is to be the landlord under the assured tenancy (or, where there are to be joint landlords under the tenancy, is served by a person who is to be one of them) on the person who is to be the tenant under that tenancy; and
(d)states that the assured tenancy to which it relates is to be a short assured tenancy.
(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, if, at the ish of a short assured tenancy—
(a)it continues by tacit relocation; or
(b)a new contractual tenancy of the same or substantially the same premises comes into being under which the landlord and the tenant are the same as at that ish,
the continued tenancy or, as the case may be, the new contractual tenancy shall be a short assured tenancy, whether or not it fulfils the conditions in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) above