Breaking An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
If you do not terminate properly, your landlord may insist that you pay the rent until the notification is delivered correctly. Your notice depends on whether your lease is a legal periodic lease or a contractual term lease. A legal lease agreement occurs when you continue to lease a property after the end of your fixed-term AST and the lease does not say that your lease automatically becomes a periodic lease at the end of the fixed term. A contract periodic lease agreement occurs when you have signed a periodic AST lease. An expiry clause may allow the lessor (and only the lessor) to terminate the lease if there is a violation of a clause expressly mentioned in the clause itself. If there are common tenants, all tenants must agree to terminate under a break clause and abandon the tenancy agreement, unless the contract decides otherwise. If your initial fixed term expires and you have not yet signed a new fixed-term lease, you can terminate your lease by indicating the termination amount specified in your lease. However, if you sign a new fixed-term contract, you are responsible for the full rent for that term. Whether you want to leave the property before the advance, but your landlord does not terminate the rental agreement, you have the right to sublet the property or to accommodate a tenant to pay the bills while you are not staying in the unit. You should not assume that you can send a valid message by text or email. Your rental agreement can specify how the notification should be sent as a valid notification.
If you want to leave your rented property and you are on a fixed AST term, you may think that you think it is best to continue paying the rent until the end of the lease, because the contract does not have long to run and you can then leave without notice. However, some fixed-term leases do not expire at the end of the fixed term, but will continue at the expiry of the fixed term as a periodic lease, unless you tell your landlord that you are leaving the property. A customer who activates a break clause is not required to provide additional notification. Your lease expires at the end of the notice period (as stipulated in the break clause). A notification that is served under a break clause must not comply with the requirements of a termination (a termination is only necessary to terminate a periodic lease). These communications can be sent electronically if the lease allows, but regardless of the service used, the proof of service is very important.