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You broke the contract and the agency are chasing you for the debt and you want to know if you can have it written off because you were ill, is that right?
Hi Alex, yes that is right
Its bad news I am afraid. Under UK law you signed a contract. This sets out all the terms between you and the other side. It shows what each parties rights and responsibilities are.
I assume you read and understood the contract before you signed it and by signing it you agreed to be bound by its terms
That means if you break the contract and in this case leave the property, you are liable for the rent for the empty period.
So if you end the contract by leaving you are still liable for the remaining period, no matter how ill you may be
For example if you signed a 6 month contract and left after 2 months you are liable for 4 months
However that being said the Landlord must minimse any loss
So taking the above example if there were 4 months remaining and he managed to let the contract out for the last 3 months you would only be responsible for the empty period, ie 1 month
But you are liable for any losses as a result, no matter how ill you are because you signed a contract
it was not in the contract that i've signed the details of broken it. that plays a role? I have to pay a fee as well 10% plus vat for the remaining months
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
You only have to pay for the empty period
thank you.it is very useful
You dont have to pay a 10% fee because unless that was payable anyway, they can not impose extra charges
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
can I have this answer send to my email address please so I can use it? Thank you
Yes, once you rate the format changes and you can see it in a different format
Can I clarify anything else for you?
A last question. What do you mean if that was payable anyway?
Ok - you only pay the 10% if the contract said you have to
If it does not then you do not have to pay it
Does that help?
Can I help with anything else today?
no thank you for your time