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If your agreement does not yet start until September, you may request a cancellation, have you done this? https://www.unitestudents.com/cancellation-policy
You should send them an email cancelling your booking so that they start marketing the room to another person.
This is what is applicable in your case:
"Provided the 7 Day Cooling-Off-Period has expired, you will have to pay all amounts due under your Tenancy Agreement unless a replacement Tenant is found for your Room or you enter into a new Tenancy. If a replacement Tenant is found for your Room before your start date, we will release you from your Tenancy Agreement on the date seven days after the new Tenant’s Tenancy Agreement is signed. If a replacement Tenant is found for your Room after your start date, we will release you from your Tenancy Agreement from the start date of the replacement Tenant's new Tenancy Agreement. If you have occupied the Room prior to this, you will be charged £50.00 to cover our costs of preparing the Room for the replacement Tenant."
I am afraid yes, unless they agree to release you from the booking voluntarily. You may try and negotiate with them to release you in exchange for an agreed amount.
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