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We have a tenancy agreement that reads as follows, under the

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Good morning we have a tenancy agreement that reads as follows
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: under the section the landlord and tenant agree that
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: 2 it says strike out one option this is either a fixed term or periodic tenancy the fixed term has been dated but the periodic tenancy has not be struck out , we where under the premise that as neither is struck out , o unstated that either option was available so we can therefore end the tenancy is this correct
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: sorry I am unsure what you mean you are my first contact
JA: Thank you.
Customer: am i explaining this well enough
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 27 days ago.

Reading this now

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 27 days ago.

Where the agreement is uncertain, then the Tenancy Tribunal will look at the intention of the parties. So when you signed up, did you intend this to be a fixed term? It is possible to break a fixed term if you can show that staying will cause serious hardship.

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