I am renting (for the first time) I have been in my tenancy agreement for 7 months. The tenancy agreement states that it is for a fixed term of 12 months (so 5 months to go).
However I would like to get out of the place as soon as possible and thought that I could exercise my 6 month break clause, and therefore give one months notice.
From further inspection of the tenancy agreement - I am not sure if it is as simple as the above - there are two parts that seem to kind of contradict each other:
There is a 6 month break clause in the agreement - worded as follows:
The tenant may terminate this tenancy after a period of six months by giving not less than one calendar months prior notice in writing to the landlord
But there is also the following:
Early termination - in the event of this agreement being terminated before the end of the stated period by the tenant in any way, the tenant agrees to pay the full cost of re-letting the property and any loss of rent incurred by the landlord as a result of the tenants actions
Please could someone enlighten me on where they think I stand - i.e. can I simply give a months notice or is it more a question of giving a months notice and then hoping they find someone quick - otherwise face paying the rent myself !!
Any thoughts/help appreciated