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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: 9 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months ago.

Reading this now

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months 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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