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Hi Kyriakos, thanks for your enquiry. As you signed a 12 month Tenancy, you are legally bound for the full length of the Tenancy- it is basically a Contract between you and the Landlord and neither of you are legally entitled to end it early. Accordingly, you have agreed to pay the full rent for the 12 months. However, most Landlords are happy to end a Tenancy early, PROVIDED the Tenant carries on paying the rent until a new Tenant has been found and also agrees to pay any admin fees incurred by the Landlord in finding the new Tenant. This is, therefore, the best you can hope for. However, the Landlord does not have to agree to this and it does sound that she is not the most co-operative. You therefore need to appeal to her good nature and hope that she acts reasonably. You could of course just tell her that if she does not agree, you will vacate anyway, but if you do this, you will lose any deposit you have paid and you run the risk of her pursuing you for the loss of rent, so this course of action is not advisable. I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position. If I have answered your question, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer. Kind Regards ***** ***** luck, Al
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