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Tenant is ignoring the 6 month no break clause

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« on: May 18, 2020, 02:24:16 PM »

Hi all,

I have a tenant that renewed his TA. In it there is a clause that says she cannot give notice if 6 months from signing pass.
She forgot that clause (she said) and gave me notice 3 months in. I said that she needs to wait for the 6 months to pass and then she can leave, or pay rent for those 6 months. She is pushing me to leave in 2 months time. Thoughts?
Obvioulsy I am worried that I may not find someone in 2 months under this climate.

Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 03:02:03 PM »

My experience... admittedly only with one property... is there was a rush on it in this climate... I offered virtual viewings and did socially distanced real ones, 2 offers at asking price, 1 firm enquiry (which would have become an offer I think) and overall 20 enquiries via Upad - that might be a lot to some people, or not a lot to others, but for me (and for this property) it was a record. I wouldn't worry about that angle, but the AST is the AST and its terms are its terms... if you want to be lenient you can, I do always state it's better to not have someone in your property who feels captive there.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 08:05:25 PM »

Re your concern about the current climate and the ability to find new tenants, I actually think the market seems quite buoyant. I followed the Landlord Blog’S advice and advertised my property on Open Rent. Had lots of interest and have now found my new tenants despite during Covid. Would recommend. I also advertised on gumtree and had some interest from that source too. Hope this gives some reassurance and good luck
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