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There is no legal requirement for any assured tenancy agreement to contain a break clause, however, longer tenancy agreements of more than 12 months are far more likely to contain a break clause of some type.
It may be a rolling break clause, that is one which for example can be given by service say 2-3 months notice any time after the first 12 months.Or, it could be a fixed one of break clause for example the tenancy can be ended at the 12 or 24 month period by giving 2 clear months notice.
With the latter type, if the notice date is miscalculated then it is easy to miss the break clause and the tenant could be stuck for another year.
The required period would be up to the landlord to decide normally 2-3 months are common.
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