How can I help with this please?
Ok. So what is your question about this?
I will submit an offer for the call. We can carry on online without any extra cost though.
What I need to know is what is your question about this?
If this is an AST then you are liable. There is no way of terminating lawfully on this basis. Disrepair is not a ground to leave an AST.
If you leave early then you are liable for the remaining months due under the contract.
The landlord is under a duty to mitigate his loss by seeking a replacement and you would no longer be liable when that replacement tenant is paying rent but you are liable until then.
The points that you make above do not give you grounds to escape an AST.
There is a capacity to claim for disrepair although most of the points you make above do not get over that hurdle either.
I'm afraid that a reduction in rent is not going to be available because you could not use a balcony.
The neighbour and his conduct does not provide a reason to leave an AST.
A complaint can be made to the council or the police in the normal way.
Yes, you mentioned the maintenance issues. They are not grounds to leave an AST.
Most of them are not even disrepair although things like the shower door would provide a claim for the cost of putting it right if you had done so.
Then she will get a compensation order for the remaining months due under the contract until the time that she replaces you with a tenant and you will be liable for costs.
I'm not sure what she thinks the police will do.
I suppose that if your girlfriend is not on the tenancy agreement the landlady could start saying she doesn't want her living there.
It doesn't do anything about your liability though if you are named upon the agreement?
Well, you can stay anywhere you choose.
The fact remains you are liable to pay.
Yes, I understand. That does not affect your liability under an AST. Mostly these issues do not amount to disrepair anyway but even if they were never done that is not a ground to leave.
Yes, you are still liable to pay.
The reality is that your girlfriend is not on the AST and not the landlord's problem and not really yours either. She is responsible for her own accommodation. The fact that she cannot live there is her issue.
It does not provide a ground to leave an AST if you are a named tenant.
The only way to leave if you are intent is to give notice and vacate and accept that you probably will be liable for a few months until there is a replacement.
usually landlord's get one or two months to achieve a replacement.
If they are genuinely looking then a replacement can be achieved in that time.
Yes, I understand.
As I have said that is not a ground to leave for you and not really for her either.
Had you repaired the door then you would have had a claim for the cost of doing so. It is not a ground to leave.
As I have said, these are not grounds to leave an AST.
Well, it doesn't really matter. They don't apply here. That is the point.
There are very few grounds to vacate. A property has to be literally gutted by fire damage or something similar before it is not inhabitable.
These are mostly just minor maintenance issues. The correct remedy would be for you to do the work and deduct from the rent.
She will have to satisfy a court that she has looked for a new tenant and cannot find one.
I'm happy to continue with this but please rate my answer.
I understand why you may not want to stay there alone.
The fact there is a broken shower door is not a reason to escape an AST for her or for you.