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Sorry to hear of the issue.
Could you confirm the reason that you want to terminate - has the landlord misled you, is the property in disrepair, does the landlord agree to you wanting to leave?.
Thanks and sorry to hear.
It would be possible to unwind the tenancy if you were misled - though you will need the landlord's agreement for this, or a court order. You will need to put your request in writing to the landlord and to ask for a full refund.
Here is a useful link for you : https://www.nhas.org.uk/assets/docs/Right_to_unwind_-_Housing_Matters_August_2016.pdf
Bear in mind you should seek to agree this with the landlord. If you simply terminate and leave they will likely sue for breach of contract and for the full rent.
It may help to use a law firm in this situation if the landlord is likely to be difficult.
Here are a few choices for you if you would like to use a lawyer (if you ask for the housing team):
1. Brown Turner Ross, tel: 01704 542002 (housing department)
2. Stephensons Solicitors, tel: 0161(###) ###-####/p>
3. Duncan Lewis, tel: 0333(###) ###-####/p>
I hope this helps for now
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Thanks, ***** ***** be as it deals with misleading a tenant.
Hi, if it's within a week please come back here. If it's over that then you can request me in a new conversation
My pleasure, thanks
Thanks, ***** ***** I said in my answer you should ask them for their agreement to unwind the contract in that they misled you from the outset.
As you can see, you can make a demand that you want to unwind the tenancy under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
Thanks and good luck with it