Here’s another problem!!
A landlord got me to do a 12 month AST (one of yours) in July with a break clause in month 6 just in case.
Given the Covid-19 situation, the landlord now needs to sell the property to finance a move back up north. He wants to offer the tenant first refusal as they mentioned they were hoping to buy in the future.
If they are not in a position to buy the property, am I right in thinking the earliest he can give them notice is in January 2021 and it is 6 months? I guess if anyone bought the property before then, they would have to wait until July for posession, unless the tenants vacated prior to July 2021 themselves.