| Commentary

436 Fixed term tenancies

| Commentary

436 Fixed term tenancies

If the tenancy is fixed term, the Housing Act 1988 permits termination by the tenant by surrender or ‘other action’1. Surrender must of course be by agreement with the landlord and take effect by deed or operation of law. ‘Other action’ is not defined in the Housing Act 1988, but will clearly include a provision in the tenancy agreement enabling the tenant to bring the tenancy to an end upon giving notice. Apart from such a break clause, a tenant has no right under the Housing Act 1988 to bring a fixed term

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