NB notice can normally only be given during a fixed term on the grounds of a breach of the Agreement or unreasonable behaviour by either party. With no proveable ground, rent remains payable if the Lodger leaves early, for the remainder of the fixed term, or until the Landlord finds another Lodger. The Landlord may also claim their reasonable costs for finding another lodger. If the Landlord ends the Agreement early without reason and without the Lodger realeasing them, the Lodger can claim any reasonable expenses they have incurred in finding new accommodation and storing their possessions.
This does not prevent the Landlord and Lodger ending the rental Agreement early by mutual agreement.
If the Agreement will run for a fixed term, it is advisable to use the break clause below which gives either party a one off opportunity to break the Agreement, usually at the midpoint of the fixed term.
At the end of the fixed term, either party may end the Agreement by giving one months notice expiring the last day of the fixed term. If the Agreement continues after the fixed term without being replaced by a new agreement, either party may simply end the Agreement at any point by serving one months written notice if rent paid monthly, or one weeks notice if rent paid weekly.