Dispute of fixed-term tenancy and unfair surrender propositionsMake Text Bigger
I am a tenant under a fixed-tenancy contract which has been problematic since commencement. At current my occupancy is only at three weeks however, after numerous issues I proposed that the landlord agrees to surrender teancy. Ten days after this request, a proposition for surrender was placed by the estate agency. I have posted a copy of the main point of the proposition below.
I have been asked to provide a response within only half a working day and so believe this is unfair as it does not give me chance to seek my own legal advice.
I initially proposed a two month notice period from myself, as tenant, and also granted permission for viewing to be conducted at any times and without need for permissions to allow new tenants to be found. I believed this reasonable and I also agreed to pay the tenancy transfer fee listed in the fixed-term contract.
The additional costs listed on the message are not in the fixed-term agreement and so I was wondering if these are legal?
I’m also unsure why I have to cover the landlords costs for mutually ending the agreement?
Any adivce on these points would be grealty appreciated,
The surrender of tenancy propostion from landlord to tenant:
We can market the property as available for immediate occupation. Once a suitable tenant has been found and signed up, only then can we release you of your contract. You will be liable for the full rent until the commencement date of the replacement tenant’s tenancy at the property.
You will also have to cover the Landlord’s inventory, check-in, deposit protection costs for the new tenancy (which he is only incurring for the 2nd time in a year due to your leaving) at a total cost of £195.
You will also be charged a contract break penalty of £300 which covers amongst other things the time & expense involved in re-marketing the property and conducting viewings again, all the relevant admin of breaking a contract, etc. Please note the agency’s usual cost for this work (lettings fee for each new tenancy) would be over £1270 for this property.
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