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I had an assured shorthold tenancy agreement that was due to

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I had an assured shorthold tenancy agreement that was due to expire on 12th June 2013. On 29th April, I signed a new 6 month assured agreement which came into effect on 13th June. But, on 29th May, I then gave notice to the letting agent that I intended to vacate the property. The letting agent is holding me to the terms of the subsuquent agreement - is that correct?

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What does the contract say in relation to cancellation?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

if the tenant desires to surrender the whole of the accom he shall first by notice in writing to the Agent or to the Landlord offer to terminate this Agreement on the terms (i) that the Tenant shall remain fully responsible under the terms of this agreement until a suitable new tenancy has commenced and (ii) that in the event that such new tenant shall be found the tenant shall pay to the agent a reletting free.........


I guess my question is when did the subsequent agreement legally come into effect - when I signed it, or when the first agreement expired.

On these facts, you are committed until six
months from 13 June.

The term is the term in the agreement.

It is not relative to the date it is signed.

You can sign an agreement after the term
starts you can sign an agreement before the term starts.

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