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getting out of a contract

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i'm renting a house (well, a room in a house) and have signed a contract for a year. is there any way of getting out of it at all?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It should say in your lease what the terms of ending the contract early are. Not many landlords can stop you leaving, but some may demand you find someone to take over your room.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if i couldn't find anyone to take over my room, is there any way of getting out of it then? as in, without still having to pay the rent?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    check the contract, we cant tell you without knowing the T&C's
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If your contract says no, then no. Read your contract.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    see if there are any flaws in your contract to allow you to terminate it early.
    most contracts (except for student contracts) allow you t terminate by giving a months notice. but it depends on what your contract says, which is a legally binding document, and how nice your landlord is.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sometimes a way of urgently getting out of a contact can be by breaking their defined rules to make them terminate the contract - let me make it clear I'm not trying to pass that off as a good thing to do under normal circumstances. For example, some people I know living at a certain student residence were told unless they found alternative residents for the accomodation, they were tied in. They cancelled their direct debits, and thus their contract was terminated and they were asked to leave.
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