Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

    12 month tenancy agreement... break clause?
    • #1
    • 17th Apr 09, 4:48 PM
    12 month tenancy agreement... break clause? 17th Apr 09 at 4:48 PM
    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.

    I love giving home made gifts, which one of my children would you like?
Page 1
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 17th Apr 09, 9:53 PM
    • 5,928 Posts
    • 7,173 Thanks
    • #2
    • 17th Apr 09, 9:53 PM
    • #2
    • 17th Apr 09, 9:53 PM
    Look at the contract and see. How do you expect us to know?
    Signature changed by MSE ForumTeam
  • blueberry pie
    • #3
    • 17th Apr 09, 10:13 PM
    • #3
    • 17th Apr 09, 10:13 PM
    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.

    blue x
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

84Posts Today

2,068Users online

Martin's Twitter