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    Originally posted by landlordquery View Post
    Check the wording of the termination clauses carefully. Sometimes they use things like `calendar month' without defining what that means.
    No definition is needed. See s.61 of the Law of Property Act 1925:

    61. Construction of expressions used in deeds and other instruments.

    In all deeds, contracts, wills, orders and other instruments executed, made or coming into operation after the commencement of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) “Month” means calendar month;
    (b) “Person” includes a corporation;
    (c) The singular includes the plural and vice versa;
    (d) The masculine includes the feminine and vice versa.

    And a calendar month means, er, a month of the calendar.
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