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We could really use some advice on a situation involving our daughter and her accommodation! Our daughter was just into her 2nd year at Uni, she is in a 12 month contract with a private landlord via an agent, her and four of her friends took on a newly redeveloped house just of campus. Unfortunately on the 30th of September 2017 she was involved in a very serious car accident that nearly cost her her life, she had only been back at Uni one week when this happend, and following 15 hours of surgery to be totally rebuilt on her left hand side she is now in recovery but has been told 12 to 18 months in a wheel chair as she has to learn to walk all over again and needs further surgery which will delay this process further, so here is the thing! Her Uni has to be differed at the moment fingers crossed she can even get back, but the Land lord says we still have to pay the rent or find another tenant! first of all we live over hundred miles from the place and have no time to be looking for another person, 2nd they had loads of notice when the accident happend, and we still paid the rent upto the 31st Dec 2017, ( she only been there one week) we have wrote and e mailed but to no avail, this un realistic land lord is just extremely greedy! as he has multiple rooms in lots of houses that are all full, but here is the final test, her wheel chair is a very wide base due to her injuries and her having metal bars in her pelvis to keep it in place, the corridor that leads to her room is not wide enough for her to even reach her room we are going to measure the width, but it can be no more the 30 inchs wide and there is no room to get along never mind even turn the chair! surely with this is mind is this not now the land lords problem! she can not access the room at all. would be very greatful of any advice
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(Original post by Just mam of 5)
We could really use some advice on a situation involving our daughter and her accommodation! Our daughter was just into her 2nd year at Uni, she is in a 12 month contract with a private landlord via an agent, her and four of her friends took on a newly redeveloped house just of campus. Unfortunately on the 30th of September 2017 she was involved in a very serious car accident that nearly cost her her life, she had only been back at Uni one week when this happend, and following 15 hours of surgery to be totally rebuilt on her left hand side she is now in recovery but has been told 12 to 18 months in a wheel chair as she has to learn to walk all over again and needs further surgery which will delay this process further, so here is the thing! Her Uni has to be differed at the moment fingers crossed she can even get back, but the Land lord says we still have to pay the rent or find another tenant! first of all we live over hundred miles from the place and have no time to be looking for another person, 2nd they had loads of notice when the accident happend, and we still paid the rent upto the 31st Dec 2017, ( she only been there one week) we have wrote and e mailed but to no avail, this un realistic land lord is just extremely greedy! as he has multiple rooms in lots of houses that are all full, but here is the final test, her wheel chair is a very wide base due to her injuries and her having metal bars in her pelvis to keep it in place, the corridor that leads to her room is not wide enough for her to even reach her room we are going to measure the width, but it can be no more the 30 inchs wide and there is no room to get along never mind even turn the chair! surely with this is mind is this not now the land lords problem! she can not access the room at all. would be very greatful of any advice
Unfortunately, the contract was signed, so the circumstances don't really make a difference. See if her friends can help in searching for a replacement tenant?
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Your contract will state that the rent must be paid regardless. It's unfortunate but it is what it is. Her friends can help look for a tenant and you can advertise on FB/social media/this website - perhaps offer a rent reduction (subsidised by you). There isn't another way out of it. If you told them months ago then you would have been informed months ago that you needed to find another tenant and should have looked immediately when you could have offered them 2 months free rent. I am sorry this happened but you should focus on finding a tenant and solving the problem. It's a shame the landlord is not more sympathetic but this is his business and just giving up on several thousand £ would be difficult for anyone - as it is for you.
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