I find myself in a situation where I need to end my Licence to occupy contract for a property in London UK, 2 months in advance to the initially projected date. The licensor refuses to accept this and the terms in the contract are somewhat open to interpretation/speculation, in my opinion. Here is an exact excerpt from it:
This Licence shall end on the earliest of:
9.1. 31 May 2020; and
a) the expiry of a two weeks' notice given by the Licensor to the Licensee at any time of breach of any of the Licensee's obligations contained in clause 3; and
b) the expiry of not less than 1 months' prior written notice given by the Licensee to the Licensor: if the Licensee does not to give notice to the Licensor the Licence will continue under the terms herewith in. To be clear: to end the Licence the Licensee MUST give one months' prior notice for the Licence end date or the Licence will NOT END and the Licensee will be responsible for the rent until the Licence is ended by either party as detailed herewith in.
c) The Licensee may not serve notice to determine (end) in the months of July, December or prior to the 15th of January.
Does point 9.1.b) basically say that I can leave whenever (except in those cases mentioned at 9.1.c) ) as long as I notify them 30 days in advance?
If that is indeed the case, how do i make the landlord understand that they’ve got the wrong interpretation or how do i proceed in pursuing cancellation?
There are no other terms modifying the termination date in the contract, to the best of my knowledge.