Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return
The law says that you are tied into 6 months, this is because this is the fixed term which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy as per the Housing Act 1988.
This means in law and in contract you are bound to stay for 6 months and this means in law that you can not end the contract early.
If you do end the contract early you would be liable to pay the Landlord for the remaining term in the property OR until he finds new tenants to take your place. If he does then your liability then ends.
But until he finds new tenants to the end of the 6 months you are liable for the rent.
I know this will not be the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you but I do have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything else for you about this today please? Alex
Thanks a lot
but what f I was not a ware of this law..as I new to the country and the agency didn't inform me!
in the contract it is says the fallowing statement
"Early release from the tenancy (subject to the landlord's consent) (reasonable fees incurred by the landlord"
when I sigu=ned the contract the agency didn't not inform me that by the law I canot break the contratct . they mentined the above stamnt in the contract and I sigen on it
sorru about the spelling mistakes
when I signed the contract, the agency didn't not inform me that by the law I cannot break the contract . they mentioned the above statement in the contract and I signed on that. by the way I am an international student
what about the statement which I sent above? mentioning that early release is subject to landlord's consent...act
but it say the fees should be reasonable
I ma ready to pay
but not am not ready to pay all the rent as I thought no one explain for me the situation her. I should claim to the agency