Thank you for the response .
What are the circumstances that you can ask the tenant to move out for a fixed term contract?
I am currently abroad but we will have to be back in the UK earlier than expected and I want to use that home as my primary residence - would that also be grounds?
thank you - yes it has been so I think I should be ok.
Finally, I now also realize that the contract has been sent to me unsigned and they have asked me if they can sign it on my behalf and i said yes but never received the full signed version. So technically is that contract in place ( start date dec15) .I have written to the agent and told her that i never received the signed version and that i need to alter the terms.