Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About A week ago 40
I am currently renting a 2 bed property in Chiswick, West London.
We were forced to move quickly as the other property we were due to move into fell through (owner decided to sell) and I was in hospital at the time with problems during my pregnancy… so had little say in the move.
We signed a one year contract with a 10m break clause.
Since we moved in there have been a number of problems, we have been resident for just four months.
I desperately want to move to move out but we are deemed liable for rent until new tenants are found and the company are going to hold off getting new tenants until roof work done which leaves us paying full rent and also cancellation fees of 10% plus VAT of each month left in contract.
Given the above problems do we have a case for getting out of the contract without significant charges or rent liability or because the landlord is fixing all the problems – albeit after causing major disruption for us as tenants and posing health risk to my premature baby?
Also we were never given tenancy deposit scheme details as are outlined as mandatory in the contract.
Many Thanks for your time
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