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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: 7 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 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 7 months ago.

Does the contract allow for termination?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No, the contract doesn't have a break clause...
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The signal from my phone isn't very good in the office...
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 7 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 7 months ago.
Can they do this, it is enforceable?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 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 7 months ago.

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