This article will provide you with information on finding a replacement for your room before the end of the contract.

You need to contact the landlord/agent and see whether they will draw up a new contract to include your replacement.

If they refuse, the next best thing is to sign an Assignment Notice. This will state that you are leaving, who is replacing you and from what date. The notice needs to be signed by you, your replacement tenant, the landlord/agent and the remaining tenants. Normally this would secure your release from the contract and you can request your deposit back. However, some Assignment Notices do include a section stating that you remain liable for the rent should your replacement fail to pay. This is legal and would mean that you have not been released from the contract.

For more housing advice, please visit the Students’ Union website.


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