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Not sure if my follow-up question was sent so I am repeating here (apologies if you have already received this).
The landlord is English but now lives in the USA and, therefore, as we understand it, we cannot sue him. However, if we were to refuse to continue to pay rent remaining 5 months of the 12 month contract (we have informed the landlord's agent that we are moving out on 6 March), would the landlord be able to pursue us rent (perhaps through representatives in England)? I understand we could be 'blacklisted' paying the rent and that this could affect our credit scoring? Many thanks
The landlord is now marketing the property (we are paying ) but has increased the rent by £50 pm. He has rejected an offer from one couple as being too low (I don't know what the offer was). If someone offers the same rent as we are paying, can it be regarded as reasonable to refuse such a tenant?