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Hi, I'm Lea
I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. If there is a break clause in your agreement, then that is the simplest way of bringing your tenancy to an end earlier. If there isn't a break clause, then you are subject to negotiating with the landlord. The clauses you included specifically state that the landlord is not required to allow you to end the tenancy early (19.2.2) which means that if the landlord refuses you are stuck until the end of the fixed term (any break clause excepted).
I would suggest you approach the landlord and explain that you need to leave for the reasons you stated and point out that if you remain you may not be able to afford the rent. If the landlord has any sense, he'll accept you leaving, as the reality is that until you are six months in arrears of rent, he cannot evict you quickly as the pandemic law has extended notice periods to six months until March 2021.
Whilst your contract is solid - if you genuinely can't pay, I would suggest you focus on that and explain to the landlord that it is in both your interests to end the tenancy sooner rather than later.
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I gave you your options above...it really is to negotiate, and if not successful, then to point out that forcing you to stay may result in large rent arrears.
All the best.
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