I am renting a shared house with 2 others. I pay £550 per month I have signed my tenancy agreement singularly, although it states the full rent of £1650 per month. The letting agents sent an email stating the following: I would like to do some alterations in the first floorback bedroom and am providing you with a notice as per Condition 18/19 of your tenancy agreement entitled “Access for Inspections and Repairs”. The work is expected to take 14 working days and will not impact any of the occupied bedrooms, toilet, or shower room. The builder will be putting up a new ceiling cover in the back part of the kitchen which will take 1 to 2 days as part of the alterations in the First Floor Back Bedroom. In order to compensate the tenants for any disruption I would like to offer them a 50% rent reduction during the time of the works. 1. the 1st floor back bedroom ‘repairs’ were in fact an extension of the bedroom outwards over the kitchen/diner below. 2. The small ground floor bedroom was then also made bigger by making the main bathroom smaller, which is next to it. 3. With steel braces to hold the 1st floor up, which my own bedroom was above, they removed the wall between the ground floor front bedroom and bathroom and a put a steel RSJ going right through from front ground floor bedroom, through the actual shower cubicle to the back bedroom, the toilet was removed. In other words no functioning bathroom, let along privacy. 4. Building supplies left in walkways and kitchen/diner. 5. Another lock added to the front door without any of the tenants being informed, resulting in my having to stay overnight in a travel lodge. 6. When I enquired how much reduction in rent this would now be, the exact figure I was emailed by was a reduction of £130. 7. Work started Dec 2nd, still going on over Christmas. 8. I have full photographic evidence. One of my housemates has complained and asked to be released from the tenancy and deposit returned in full. The landlord agreed to this. I have also asked the landlord to release me from the tenancy agreement, which he has refused without a reason. I want to be released from this tenancy without being penalized or pursued for further rent. What can I do?