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I wanted to ask about my tenancy. Currently im on a joint

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Hi, I wanted to ask about my tenancy. Currently im on a joint tenancy and I am the lead tenant, but I wanted to move out and i was made to believe that i am able to transfer my lead tenancy to another person living in the property. I was told by my letting agency now that i can’t move out until i find a replacement. My contract ends on the 22nd of October. I just wondered, is it possob is it possible to leave and start a new tenancy but i am willing to pay my previous tenancy until the contract ends
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: I haven’t filed any paperwork. At the moment, i am trying to get a referen ce from my current agency so i could transfer but they wouldn’t release any information since they said i couldn’t leave. Is it possible to have 2 concurrent address in which the previous one I am just finishing my contract with
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Chichester
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just those things ive mentioned really
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 months ago.


Yes, you are free to move out as long as you pay for your current tenancy which ends on 22 October.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you for that. I am made to believe by my current leeting agency that I am not allowed to move out as i will be having 2 addresses. Am I allowed to go into a new tenancy agreement while trying to settle my previous tenancy?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 months ago.

Yes, you may do so. You are free to do that. You may have as many addresses as you wish to have.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
is it correct that they should be processing my references for my planned new tenancy, right? There should be no reason why they couldn’t do that?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 months ago.

You cannot force them to give you a reference unless they have agreed to do so. However, you are free to rent from someone who does not require a reference.

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