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Thanks for your question. As I understand the landlord’s agents asked you to leave early, you agreed to do so and relying on that agreement you went out and signed up for new premises. That being the case the law says that the landlord is bound by the actions of his agents and he can’t insist that you remain in the property and he can’t insist that you continue to pay rent until the original end of the licence agreement. The landlord is stuck with the situation. If the agent acted out with the terms of the authority given by the landlord then the landlord has a right of action against the agent, not you. Happy to discuss. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
The previous agent binds the landlord and you relied on what they told you, quite justifiably. So my independent advice is that the previous agent has broken the lease and you are not bound by it.
I don’t agree. The landlord’s agent purported to terminate the lease and you accepted that. You were entitled to assume that the agent had authority on behalf of the landlord. This is nothing to do with the Landlord and Tenant Act. This is to do with a voluntary termination of the lease which you accepted and relied up and entered into new arrangements as a result.