Please can you explain to me what a break clause actually means?
A break clause is a clause in a contract that allows a person or party to end the contract early. Each contract may be slightly different, and depending on the length of the contract the break clause can be found anywhere in the tenancy ( though not usually in the first 6 months of a tenancy term) . Typically the clause can be found to allow early break of the tenancy 6 months prior to the end of the Tenancy agreement, commonly with a 2 month notice period.
For example : If your tenancy agreement is for a fixed term of 12 months. The tenancy may permit either party (Landlord or tenants) to give 2 months notice any time after 6 months have expired , meaning the contract can be terminated after a minimum of 8 months (4 months prior to the original term).
Please note NOT All tenancy agreements have a break clause, some require the term to be served in full
2nd June 2015
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