30th June 2015 (it started on 1st July) it is an agreement between the landlord and 6 students and is joint & several.
There is a break clause which states that after a period of 60 days the landlord may terminate the agreement by giving 90 days notice to any particular tenant who has shown him/herself to be conducting his responsibilities within this agreement in a negligent manner. Aside from this, there is the usual ending tenancy clause for non payment of rental, failing to comply with the agreement/obligations or if any of the grounds in section 2 of the 1988 housing act are made out as well as leaving the house vacant without notice for >30 days....as far as I am aware, none of this is valid in this case. It was merely after the argument they had yesterday and after they wrote an email saying they were sorry the matter had gotten out of hand but they had felt intimidated and upset that the agent was demanding an increase for the renewal of the agreement without giving them proper notice before hand.
Thank you - one last point. If they agree to the higher rent for the next years agreement (which they have) can the landlord still serve the section 21? It seems the agent has an "agenda" and wants to create difficulty for them after the argument. The girls signed the new lease and gave it back but it seems that the offer has now been withdrawn. Is there anything we can do about that or is it the agent/landlord's prerogative to withdraw?