My partner and I moved to England from Australia at the beginning of the year. We took out a 6 month lease on a rental property through a real estate agency and anticipated to leave when the 6 months was up (12th of July). After not hearing anything about the leaving process, we contacted the real estate agency last weekend (2nd of July) to find out what was needed. They told us that even though it was a 6 month agreement, we had to give two months notice before we could leave (we checked the agreement, and they were correct – although it was quite misleading).
We are now in a situation where we fly out of the country on the 22nd of July however now have to pay an additional two months rent. On top of this, we will not be in the country at the end of these two months (September) to complete the finalization process, hand over the keys and get our bond back.
As I am not from the UK, I’m unsure on what my rights are in the situation and what am I allowed to request. The real estate agents are not communicating frequently enough to get any questions answered thoroughly.
ANY help would be incredibly beneficial. I am genuinely quite worried about all of this and am not sure how to deal with it with such limited time left and little support from the real estate agency.
Thank you for your help.