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The tenancy is a contract and she can serve a notice on you to ask you to leave by a date (if for example she sells the property). If she sells it sooner then you would not be expected to pay rent after the date the property sells (as the property would then have new owners). But if the flat does not sell until next year and your contract runs to February then unfortunately yes you would be liable to pay it. That is unless the landlord agrees to release you earlier. If you left the UK and left the flat before February (and did not pay) she may sue you for the rent arrears but if you are abroad she may not do this (and she would need to know your address abroad to do so).
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You can do so although it would be up to her - it would leave her open to bearing the cost of any damage to the property (the deposit is used for this). So yes, you can certainly ask and hopefully they will accommodate the request.
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