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The fact that you may have been going to buy the property and have now changed your mind is not relevant with regard to the rent.
At present, the legal situation is that he is stuck with you until the end of March 2018 and you are liable for the rent until then or until he gets another tenant to replace you if you just move out.
He is under a duty to try to get another tenant. Meanwhile you are responsible for the rent.
The difficulty facing you is that your only bargaining chip to go early is that he wants you to go but he only wants you to go when the property is sold. On the other hand, you are entitled to stay until the end of the term and the buyer would buy the property subject to your tenancy.
The only way out of this is to tell the landlord that unless he lets you go now, you will have no option but to stay until the end of the term and hence, he will not be able to sell with vacant possession.
Basically, you are going to have to bluff it.
You can tell the agent that so that they are not misleading anyone who enquires after the property.
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We can still exchange emails. Best wishes. FES.
Yes he can put the house up for sale the buyer will buy it subject to your tenancy and he does have to give you the new landlord’s name and contact details.
He hasn’t breached any contract by putting the property up the sale and he hasn’t breached any contract by saying its vacant possession. That’s only because he hasn’t sold. However it will be breach of contract if he sells and completes on that basis and you are still in occupation.
He isn’t under a duty to disclose anything about the property. Caveat emptor applies. You have to make enquiries and if he misrepresents in replies to those enquiries, you can claim breach of contract.
However whether you would be entitled to terminate the tenancy agreement based upon the excess flooding would depend on what problems the excess flooding caused for you and how often. If you had bought the property, you would be entitled to substantial compensation for that misrepresentation.
It would be less so in a rental agreement.
Although you have to be where of threatening blackmail, the extent of the flooding would be something which any buyer would be really interested in!
I’m sure you take my point.
In a nutshell, you are correct. However, if he doesn’t know that you want to leave, you can give the veiled threat that he can’t give vacant possession if you are in the property and you are really worried about it!
Tell him that if he’s going to sell with vacant possession he needs to let you go now you don’t want to be looking for a house at the last minute. Is not the legal situation he doesn’t need to know that you know what the legal situation is.