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Asking for a friend.
whilst cheating on the partner, which only serves to make you feel worse. By the time the tenancy is up, you should be suitably bitter enough to never want to have another relationship. Allow to simmer for 8 months and then start the cycle again. x
Rationally you'd hope they'd come to an agreement if possible (especially if it's a two bedroom so someone can move in and take up the rest of the rent instead). Otherwise, if they both wanted to go, they could speak to the Landlord who, if they were reasonable, might let them find someone else to take over the tenancy or even finish it early but legally speaking they don't have to and the contract is still a contract and they're both signed up to it unfortunately.
is that in Newcastle, most tenancies are fixed-term ones that last for 12 months. In London they tend to be a minimum of six months, but after that it becomes a rolling tenancy and someone can move out with only a month's notice.
What's the arrangement here? Did they sign individual contracts or are they jointly and severally liable for it? If it's a flat, it's likely to be the latter, which means that they're both liable for the rent and it's harder for one person to move out and be replaced with another.
Technically they shouldn't be allowed to sub-let a flat (for example to another couple, or a second bedroom to someone else to cover the shortfall), but it's worth asking the landlord to see if they're flexible about it.
So you have to work something out.
I called mine and appealed to his sense of mercy, basically. He let me have two months notice, where I paid the full rent myself (great use of savings). Not ideal but you just do whatever needs to be done.
ALONG WITH THE LANDLORD
THE SPOIL SPORT.
with the rent and sorts out the deposits and that.
We're in with a private landlord so I'm not sure what the deal would be with an agency being involved.
I think if things are explained and someone stays with the property and either pays the difference themselves or gets a new flatmate it shouldn't be too difficult to sort out as long as the landlord isn't a cunt.
and not Tilliance.
Sorry that this is no help whatsoever!