The Law Society Library lists resources which contain precedents for break clauses (also called break options) for leases and notices to determine a lease. 

Precedents for break clauses for leases and notices to determine a lease can be found in:

Ross, Commercial Leases (looseleaf, 1998-) contains precedents for:

• Precedent 34B: Tenant’s option to determine on notice.

• Precedent 34C: Landlord’s option to determine for purposes of redevelopment.

• Precedent 35: Tenant’s option to determine where premises are unfit for use or occupation for any reason not involving default by tenant.

• Precedent 36: Tenant’s option to terminate lease after rent review.

Warwick, Break Clauses (2011) contains precedents for:

• Appendix 1: Break clause for the landlord on one or more specified dates.

• Appendix 2: Break clause for the landlord incorporating a rolling break.

• Appendix 3: Break clause for the tenant on one or more specified dates.

• Appendix 4: Break clause for the tenant incorporating a rolling break.

Butterworths Property Law Service (looseleaf, 1989-), Division V:

• Precedent 16: Tenant’s option to determine.

• Precedent 17: Tenant’s option to determine following rent review.

• Precedent 18: Landlord’s option to determine for purposes of redevelopment.

The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents. Vol. 23(2)(B) Landlord and Tenant (Business Tenancies) (2011 reissue) contains precedents for:

• Form 124: Landlord’s option to determine for purposes of redevelopment.

• Form 125: Tenant’s option to determine on notice.

• Form 126: Tenant’s option to determine on non-renewal of permission for use.

• Form 127: Tenant’s option to determine where premises are unfit for use or occupation for any reason not involving default by tenant.

• Form 128: Tenant’s option to terminate lease after rent review.

• Form 237: Tenant’s notice to determine the lease in accordance with a break clause.

• Form 238: Landlord’s notice to determine the lease in accordance with a provision in the lease.

Bignell, Lewison’s Drafting Business Leases (8th ed, 2013) chapter 5, contains commentary on break clauses and short example precedents for landlord and tenant’s right to break.

Record last checked 13 January 2015.

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