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Hi, thank you for your patience. It took me a lot longer than I anticipated to get to my destination and only to have trouble with the network. Your contract has no break clause and does not expressly provide for when you could leave notice to leave earlier. You have a fixed term lease and as such you would be expected to stay till the end of the 1 year, so to 31 Oct 2020. The only way you could leave earlier would be if the landlord was in breach of its obligations and your business was materially affected as a result or if there was damage to the property that prevented you from being able to use the property. Yes you could leave the deposit and it would be applied to your rent. However deposit is primarily there to cover any dilapidations/damages you may have caused to the property so the landlord will not be pleased with you wanting to apply deposit to the last two months rent unless if he did regular checks and he is happy that there is nothing that needs repairing when you leave.
If the premises cant be occupied and used due to the current pandemic you could look to the principle of doctrine of frustration since your contract does not have a force majeure clause. You could say the contract cannot be performed during this period and as such both parties should be released from your obligations. If you wanted to carry on business after corona then alternatively you could negotiate a significant reduction on the rent.
I hope this helps. All the best
If you cant do business due to the natural disaster then yes you have to rely on that and most sensible landlords have not fought challenges based on frustration of the contract. It has to be impossible for you to do business not just difficult for you to rely on frustration
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