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Break Clauses

20 November 2012

A break clause allows a tenant to terminate their lease early, usually subject to certain conditions. This note explains how to get it right every time.

Exercising a break clause can be fraught with difficulties and traps. Getting it wrong usually means losing the break and the lease continuing – which can end up being much more expensive than not being able to break at all.

Read our 'Break clauses: A tenant’s guide' InBrief here.

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