HELP!! Refusing to pay university for student hall accommodation

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Hi, I moved into halls nearly two weeks ago but since tighter regulations have been imposed due to coronavirus it means that we can’t really socialise and I want to move out. My father is ill and I’ve sent them his medical reports confirming his condition and he’s now afraid to go out so I’ll have to stay at home to look after him and my younger brother whilst my mum is away for an extended period. They won’t terminate my contract on these grounds and honestly I’m so stressed out now. They need me to find a replacement tenant as this is the clause in the contract for termination but this is impossible at the moment (even with a cash bonus of £500 and extensive advertising). I really don’t know what to do and I can’t afford to pay £8k for an empty room. Please help
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi, I moved into halls nearly two weeks ago but since tighter regulations have been imposed due to coronavirus it means that we can’t really socialise and I want to move out. My father is ill and I’ve sent them his medical reports confirming his condition and he’s now afraid to go out so I’ll have to stay at home to look after him and my younger brother whilst my mum is away for an extended period. They won’t terminate my contract on these grounds and honestly I’m so stressed out now. They need me to find a replacement tenant as this is the clause in the contract for termination but this is impossible at the moment (even with a cash bonus of £500 and extensive advertising). I really don’t know what to do and I can’t afford to pay £8k for an empty room. Please help
Well, to start with, refusing to pay is not an option unless you want to be taken to court and bailiffs knocking on your door. You signed a contract, so you need to abide by its terms.

You just need to be persistent with the advertising, and hope you get a tenant. There's not a lot more you can do.

How did you plan to pay for the room if you'd stayed?
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(Original post by PhoenixFortune)
Well, to start with, refusing to pay is not an option unless you want to be taken to court and bailiffs knocking on your door. You signed a contract, so you need to abide by its terms.

You just need to be persistent with the advertising, and hope you get a tenant. There's not a lot more you can do.

How did you plan to pay for the room if you'd stayed?
I had a part time job in the area but now I’ll have to work reduced hours so it would be difficult to pay the rent considering this
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Have a look on Twitter what Aamer Anwer is writing about terminating leases under the Coronavirus Act 2020.
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