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    Hello there! I thought maybe anyone who's good with law can give me an advice, please.

    In September 2010 I have signed a tenancy contract with landlord for 48 weeks, but now I can't afford to pay anymore and I want to move out. Landlord says there is no way I can get out of the contract, I will still have to pay the whole amount, unless I find a replacement.

    So I can't find a replacement, but isn't there really anything I can do to get out of the contract? Like pay a fine or something...

    Thanks!
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    Well, it depends on what the contract says (sorry for being obvious). Is there some kind of provision for ending it? if not, then you are stuck in the realm of breach of contract. My only advice is to look for someone willing to replace you and negotiate some kind of transfer with the landlord.
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    it's rare that you get all the info you need in the first reply here..!
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    What you haven't got the landlord cant have remember that!! The worse thing the landlord can do is send you to court for the money, and then you will end up paying back a few quid a month, the law protects you in this country.
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    (Original post by KJ21)
    What you haven't got the landlord cant have remember that!! The worse thing the landlord can do is send you to court for the money, and then you will end up paying back a few quid a month, the law protects you in this country.
    It also protects landlords you idiot.

    You signed a contract, you are obliged to honour it, in full.

    If you don't the landlord will go to court and will win the full amount owed.
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    It also protects landlords you idiot.

    You signed a contract, you are obliged to honour it, in full.

    If you don't the landlord will go to court and will win the full amount owed.
    Be that as it may you idiot, the girl cant pay the amount what is he supposed to do, take money she hasn't got
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    (Original post by Shlanga)
    Hello there! I thought maybe anyone who's good with law can give me an advice, please.

    In September 2010 I have signed a tenancy contract with landlord for 48 weeks, but now I can't afford to pay anymore and I want to move out. Landlord says there is no way I can get out of the contract, I will still have to pay the whole amount, unless I find a replacement.

    So I can't find a replacement, but isn't there really anything I can do to get out of the contract? Like pay a fine or something...

    Thanks!
    There is not really anything you can do. You signed the contract, its legally binding. When i wanted to move out of my student house my housing agency said i was allowed to move out if i wanted to but i would still have to pay the rent up to the end of my tenancy whether i was living there or not. Eventually i had to stay cos i couldn't afford two lots of rent.
 
 
 
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