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How far into the contract are you exactly?
I have been asked to look at this.
What are the issues you have experienced?
Ok. That doesn't entitle you to leave the contract I'm afraid. There is case law on what allows a person to break an AST and it is a high test.
If you are locked into an AST then you cannot lawfully leave otherwise than by using a breakclause.
The starting point is that you would be liable for the remaining months due under the contract.
However, they are under a duty to mitigate their loss by seeking a replacement tenant.
and they don't get forever to achieve that. Normally one or two months is deemed adequate.
when they have done so your liability ends.
They cannot just levy randomly administrative charges. That is a fine for breaking the contract which will not be upheld.
But equally though you cannot leave without some liability.
Can I clarify anything for you?
It may do that but they have a duty to mitigate and when they have found a new tenant your liability ends.
You will only be responsible for your rent until a new tenant is found.
Your liability is only to pay rent until a new tenant is found.
Your question was clear and it has been answered above?