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12 month tenancy agreement... break clause?
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Old 17-04-2009, 3:48 PM
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Hi all,

A property is being rented out and the tennants agreed a 12 month tenancy from Sept 2008. Is there usually a break clause in a 12 month tenancy, if the LL or the Tennant want to terminate early?

In the instance I am concerned with, it is the LL who wants to terminate early. Is it possible? Or is it a case of look at the contract and see?

Advice appreciated.

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Old 17-04-2009, 8:53 PM
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Look at the contract and see. How do you expect us to know?
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Old 17-04-2009, 9:13 PM
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really does depend on the contract - and location (Scotslaw is different, or it was 4 years ago so i think it still is).

From a tenants point of view (renting in Scotland at the time) we wanted to quit the tenancy and were told "can't be done!" by the letting agent. This was backed up by the CaB when we double checked - there was a way around it by finding replacements willing to take up the remaining months of the tenancy, but that isn't much help for your scenario I'm afraid!

we were signed up to a 'short-assured tenancy' which heavily favoured the LL (imho), i think there's a similar version in England with a different name - dig out your tenancy agreement to see it's title and then google that, you should be able to find a solution via links that come up.

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