Myself and my oh moved into an apartmen in Feb this year – signed a 1 year lease.
Due to ongoing issues, refusal of repair we have decided we want to break the lease and leave as we feel teh LL has breached the contract. Some of the issues:
by refusing to have the toilet fixed. The toilet is not in proper working order as it is now – it flushes hot water
by not addressing the structural issues with the apartment shaking sporadically
by not completing the heating issues in a reasonable manner which resulted in a high increase in our energy bill, they lasted a month or more each time. So out of almost 5 months of tenancy we didn’t have functioning hot water for over 2 months.
I know we are breaking the lease but it is because we feel we have no choice, we dont enjoy living there at all and havent as every week there was something wrong or I was chasing emails.
A few questions:
Deposit – the agency have said they will deduct landlords fees, checkout fees, deposit renewal fee and rent until a new tenant is found. We would have had to pay some of these fees anyway had we stuck to the end which is fine but we wouldnt have had to pay the landlord or renewal fee. I think they are going to keep all of the deposit and we dont want to be left short when we are looking for new places.
please advise on best course of action