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Hello, I am currently renting an apartment and have to leave it earlier than expected. The initial period was to be 6 months but I will leave at the end of the 5th one. There is nothing in the contract I have signed that tells I have to pay for Contract breaking fees and the agency I rent the apartment from asks me for several hundreds of Pounds. When I asked where did they mention this fee, the agent answered that it was a rule they would apply every time but that it wasn't written somewhere. It is not in the tenancy agreement I have signed neither in any document I have been handled when before, when or after signing the lease. Can you advise me on the legality of this fee, in my case? Regards Romain

Asked on Jun 14 2010, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Hello, you will need to take legal advice on this something I am not Qualified to do. Best take your contract and question down to Citizens Advise Bureau and they should point you in the right direction on what to do.

    Answered on Jun 15 2010, Report content
  • As far as I can tell from the info. you've given, you are committed to paying the rent until the end of the 6 month period, even if you've moved out.

    Answered on Jun 18 2010, Report content

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