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If my Landlord agreed for me to leave one month early in my

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If my Landlord agreed for me to leave one month early in my tenancy agreement and I have set up a Mortgage for a new home then tells me I have to pay that extra month because he can't get tenants in for the time, where do I stand as I have now got a mortgage and rent going out in the same month, and he has gone against his word via Text message.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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I am not quite with you. He agreed to release you early?
Was it conditional upon anything?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This letter might help from the landlord.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I just want to add that the landlord did agree for me to leave in November, not "may come to arrangement" as he stated in the letter, he said I could leave and I took his word for it and arranged my mortgage for my new house to start in December and now he wants the next months rent as well which I can not afford, but the final conversation via text was me saying that "I will make sure the house is presentable" meaning that by the deadline he give me the 1st of November it will be ready. since then he has not asked me or put me in a position to see if he can arrange the estate agents to do what ever they need to do to re let the property.I hope you can help because the is stopping me from work and sleep.Many thanksRex
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This is all the text messages regarding the early end to the tenancy.Hope this helps,Many thanksRex

Thanks. The text is clear 'as long as I can get another tenant in'.

A such if the new tenant does not move in, sadly you are liable.

If the Landlord had said yes you can leave early, it would be ok.

But its conditional. That condition is getting another tenant.

As such based on what texts you have said, sadly I think you are liable.

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?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I’m really sorry for the delay, thank you for your honesty, one more question if my landlord get new tenants for December can he still charge us as well as charging them?Many thanksRex

No. He cant claim twice.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
that is great thank you for your help

All the best