Break Clause Clarity

So 3 weeks into a new agreement, tenant has advised they need to leave - won’t go into details.

Question, does the below mean they need to fulfil 6 months post which they can then give me 2 months notice? ie they need to really fulfil 8 months of the contract?

Mutual Break Clause

12.6. The Initial Term of this tenancy agreement may be terminated by either party giving the other at least two months’ notice in writing, such notice not to expire until at least 6 months after the start of the Term. A notice served by the Landlord under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 shall be sufficient notice under this clause.

Thank you

No, it says expire after 6 months, ie they can serve it after 4 so its 6 by time it expires.

I would try to come to some arrangement with them iiwy. Perhaps paying rent until the next tenant moves in.


Agree with David122. Very little point in trying to squeeze the tenant. If they refuse to pay, your only remedy is to go to court. Better to come to an amiable arrangement and get a new (more stable ) tenant in pronto.

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