I’m in a tricky situation and would appreciate some advice. I moved on 1 September into a flatshare and signed a 1 year lease (no break clause). It’s only been a month, but I’m already extremely miserable. I decided to move out, then tried to stick it out, but the situation with the other 2 girls has gotten so much worse that I need to leave. I have found a place I would like to live and can move in at the end of the month, and the other 2 girls have found a replacement, but they are saying that as this was my decision, they will not pay any fees associated with signing a new tenancy agreement. They think I should pay the entirety of the £700 fees.
If I don’t pay the fees then they will simply refuse to sign a new agreement, and I will still be on the lease. And therefore liable for the rent.
It’s not a decision I’m taking lightly but I’m starting to get very depressed being in an environment where I’m verbally attacked on an almost daily basis. Will I really have to endure another year of this?
It’s already a stretch financially to pay out another deposit before I get mine back (or part of it, who knows). I can’t afford to pay £700 for (someone else’s) new lease.
Please help! 🙁