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No - the legal position is very clear.
Either or both can give notice to end it. If you give notice (and you should) then they can NOT make you renew it.
If they want your ex to stay, that is fine - but they have to renew ONLY in your ex's name.
If any tenant gives notice then the whole agreement comes to an end.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Its a matter of contract. You cant be bound by a contract for which you dont agree.
Therefore you end the contract by giving notice.UNLESS the contract you both MUST give notice then either one of you can.
Therefore they can NOT keep you bound. That just makes no sense as if your ex never leaves potentially you are liable for life!
Does that clarify?
It would have to be explicit, because the more onerous the more it should be brought to your attention