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Property Insight - Break Clauses in Assured Shorthold Tenancies

by Spratt Endicott Solicitors | Jan 28, 2013

Break clauses are often the most controversial element of a lease. They provide the opportunity for either party to a lease to bring that tenancy to an end before the expiration of the fixed term originally granted. Although most commonly found in commercial leases, options to break can appear in Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“AST”). Indeed these are the only residential tenancies to utilise break clauses.

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