Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 7 days ago 39
I use an agent for one of my properties who has now inserted a “break clause” in the standard 12-month AST. The wording is the same for the Landlord as it is for the tenant. This clause appears to me to effectively make it a 6 month AST.
Is this a standard break clause?
Do they always allow exit at any point after month 6 with 2 months notice?
Landlord’s Break Clause …..
“The Tenant agrees that the Landlord has the right to terminate the Tenancy after the first six month period on 28 March 2015 by giving the tenant no less than two months’ notice in writing to end the agreement. The first opportunity to give notice MUST be before or on 28 January 2015 i.e. two months prior to the initial six month period end date. The landlord can give notice of two months at any time after this initial break clause up until the fixed term ends. Notice must be provided in writing. This does not affect the right of either the Landlord or the Tenant to pursue their legal remedies against the other for any existing breach of any rights under the Agreement.”
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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