New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords8:59 AM, 15th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago 169
I rented a house which had 12 months minimum term. This was unknowingly signed by me and my wife because we discussed 6 months. We had intention of staying in the house for 6 months because we were already looking for mortgage to secure our own house.
Luckily after staying for 7 months (March 2015) we sent an email to agent that we have intention of leaving the house in April ending because we have secured a house. This email suppose to give the agents 2 months notice i.e. March and April. The agent replied that they have got a tenant who will be ready to move in by 1st of May which seemed okay for us.
At a point in time there was a bottleneck in the mortgage coming forth quickly, I sent an apology email to agent that we will not be able to move by April ending but unfailingly we should be able to move by May ending. The agent expressed disappointment and said the tenant is not ready for May ending but they have to look for another one.
Shortly they told us that they have been able to get a tenant which is ready to move in by May ending. By middle of May, we have started moving out and by 25th we have moved all our stuff to our new house. About the time we have moved all our things out of the house the agent called us saying the search for the new tenant is not running through and they would not give the house to him and that I will be responsible for paying the rent until they get new tenant.
I have move out since May 25th but now received a mail from the agent that I have to pay for June and if not the will submit submit a claim against me, which will affect my credit history and have a CCJ on my records.
Please could you advise me on what to do.
I have argued that I gave them 2 months notice before I left and it was not my fault that the credit check of the proposed tenant not running through, but they are insisting that I will have to pay until they have a new tenant. They have gone to my previous energy provider to send me bill of June which is not my responsibility.
Please how do I argue this out. I am paying my mortgage and how do I pay someone else s mortgage at same time.
Thanks for your time.
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