I have lived in this property since January 2014, and for the last two years I have had what I thought was a simple 6 month break clause written into my contract that was triggerable after the initial 6 month term, however, I have found a house to buy (conveyancing just beginning so should take 8-10 weeks)
Having spoken to my landlord lastnight she is looking like she will insist I must stay until end of Jan 2020 (or pay rent to cover this)
My tenancy agreement commenced on 5th January 2019 and the clause I refer to has been directly cut and pasted below
gg) The Landlord agrees that the Tenant has the right to terminate the Tenancy at the end of the first six months of the Term by giving to the Landlord not less than two month’s notice in writing to be sent by first class post or hand delivery to the address of the Premises to end the Tenancy. To avoid any doubt between the parties it is agreed that the notice period cannot take effect any earlier than 26th May 2019 and cannot expire any earlier than 25th July 2019. If the Tenant does not give notice to expire at the end of the first six months of the Tenancy it is agreed between the parties that the Tenant will be bound for the whole of the fixed Term which expires on 25th January 2020, when the notice period expires the Agreement shall cease. 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.
Is this enforcable? I have had mixed messages that only one fixed term is allowed per break clause, thereafter the notice period is 2 months to leave
Any advice on how to deal with this? I have already offered the olive branch of being very helpful finding new tenants, showing prospective tenants around and being extremely flexible to do so.
Thanks - Scott