Deferring - need someone to take my tenancy for 2021-2022Watch
I am deferring by January this year, I desperately need someone to take over my tenancy agreement by Dec (2021) to Jan (2022.) I am at Calthorpe court, a 30 minute walk from all universities in Birmingham, 5 minute walk from an Aldi and the site has parking. It is a private room with an En-suite and a shared kitchen with 4 others. My agreement is £89 per week and finishes in September 2022. Please I need someone ASAP! DM me if you have more questions.
I can't help with finding a replacement tenant, but you do need to take care when looking for one:
1) Watch for any fees charged by the landlord/estate agent / etc for this tenant swap. Broadly speaking fees of more than £50 are illegal and should not be paid, but there are certain circumstances where they are allowed to charge more than £50. DM me if they want to charge more than £50 and I can advise whether the fee looks OK.
2) Most importantly - you need to take great care with how your security deposit, and the deposit for the incoming tenant, is handled. Otherwise you could find yourself liable for damage that occurs after you move out. The Tenancy Deposit Scheme and ourselves both warn tenants not to let the new tenant pay the deposit to you when you leave. I recommend raising this with the landlord when you do request a tenant swap and ask them to set out what their intended process for the security deposits will be. Happy for you to then run that by me. Also on the day you move out take lots of photos of the areas of the property you could be responsible for (e.g. your room and communal areas) and email them to yourself - that way you draw a line in the sand between you and any damage your housemates cause after you move out and have proof should the landlord seek unreasonable deposit deductions from you.
I wish you the best of luck in your search - let me know if I can provide any further info.