As far as bail is concerned, it depends on the agreements. If both agreements were for the same tenant and the same property, and that is the DPS deposit system, then the deposit is properly protected. If one of the first two was not filled, it should have been protected again. Otherwise, if it is the insured system, you should consult the terms and conditions of the system or ask the DPS. Read this information instead if you have a periodic or rolling rental contract. You probably have a periodic lease if your last lease has no end date or if that date has expired. Break clauses are currently a consensual approach for both parties, – what is this non-story of what? Don`t they have anything important to write about during coronavirus? Perhaps they would like to write from the point of view of the owners? (No – ? didn`t think) If you try to get out and owner/agent does not want to leave them (because they say „only at the end of 8 months“), it seems reasonable to argue that „at the end of a relevant period“ means that you can terminate the contract at the end of each month on 2 months notice. Any other interpretation would be unfair (imo). If your agreement states that you can end your temporary rent prematurely, it means that you have a „break clause.“ As a general rule, the duration can be 6 months, one year, 2 years, 3 years, so the break clause in such an agreement is a way out.
You are correct in saying that the landlord`s and tenant`s break options must be substantially the same or that this is an unfair contractual clause. I can look at the agreement and give you an answer with a document that you can send them to bring them into the real world. 7.9.2 If the lessor intends to cancel the rent created here, or at any time after the expiry of the first six months, the tenant must terminate the tenant no later than two months before the written notification of that application, the tenant will be extinguished immediately after the expiry of this notification and is in nulligit. Personally, I don`t use break clauses in my leases, which is due to the fact that they don`t seem convincing (from what I`ve read and told), which makes them somewhat scary for me. Let me explain… We see it all the time, a landlord puts in a clause that scares a tenant, but that would be considered an unfair contractual clause, because it is unenforceable and can invalidate other parts of the contract without a severance clause. However, it is important to note that for the first 6 months of the lease, the lessor does not have a guaranteed right to possession with a break clause (i.e., a break clause can only be applied after 6 months), unless there are due reasons (e.g. B rent arrears).