My daughter moved in to the flat in Sept 14 at the 6 month mid point of a 12 month agreement. The contract was rewritten with her name included.
My daughter is just checking but when a previous flatmate, Verity, enquired earlier this year about moving out she was told she only had to give 2 weeks notice. She actually moved out in March when the contract was up for renewal and that is when Virginie was added. Virginie is now the girl who has to go back to Switzerland to look after her terminally ill mum.
Contract says 'if the tenant wishes to end the tenancy prior to or upon expiry of its fixed term, then the tenant may give the landlord no less than one calendar months notice to be served in person or sent by first class mail stating he/she wishes to leave the property, provided always that such notice can only expire at the end of the 6th month of this tenancy or at the end of the fixed term of this tenancy.'
Tenancy agreement end March 2016.
Are you able to advise please? Can the girls argue for a change of tenancy on the basis that they have found a replacement and they will pay the landlord's fees?
There is no reference to change of tenancy. It is a joint agreement between the 3 girls rather than individual agreements for each of them. I'm assuming this means that the 2 remaining girls will be liable if the 3rd just leaves? Seems unreasonable to not allow the change if girls offer to pay costs.