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We,signed a year assured tennancy in jan this year to be honest i never looked into it properly, just though we could give a months notice,we been offered a council place dream for us a bit more stability for the kids no more paying fees,i gave a months notice but been told got to pay rent till jan,cant afford to pay 2 lots of rent,not gonna give up the chance to give up a council place,been on google but cant find any advice, its all in the landlords favour

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If you signed an assured shorthold tenancy, which I assume you did, you likely have fixed term for 12 month running January to January. 

In this case, it’s absolutely fair for the landlord to insist on you staying in the property and paying rent. It was a FIXED term. Just because you don’t understand the contact that you signed, it doesn’t mean it’s in favour of the landlord. 

However, your landlord may be inclined to let you go if you find a new tenant to take over from you and cover all setup costs and expenses. This is the best case scenario for you, so make sure to try and do everything you can to steer towards that. 

Here are articles to help you understand your contact better:

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/tenancy-agreements-assured-shorthold-tenancy-ast/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/end-of-tenancy-notice-to-vacate/

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