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I rent my property and signed a 2 year agreement - the

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Hi thereI rent my property and signed a 2 year agreement - the agreement is due to run out in June 2019. I need to move into the catchment area of the senior school that I'd like my son to attend in Sept. The letting agent won't re-market the property until I pay the Landlords letting fee of £750 + VAT. I have tried to negotiate and provide 3 months notice but the letting agent won't budge. Is the letting agent contractually allowed to enfore this cost on me? I can send you my tenancy agreement.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with your question today. I am reviewing it, please give me a moment.

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Does the contract allow for termination?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No, the contract doesn't have a break clause...
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The signal from my phone isn't very good in the office...
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

So they are saying you can move early but fee is £750 + VAT

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the reason they are forcing me to pay this cost is because the landlord isn't due to pay the letting fee again until my agreement expires..
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can they do this, it is enforceable?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

Yes they can. In reality, they can keep you there until June 2019

That is because you have signed a contract.

They can technically make you pay rent until June 2019.

So by asking for £750, whilst seems unfair, is reasonable.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 10 months ago.

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