Long story short, we required to leave the UK and vacated the property in mid December, informing the landlord and agent, and advertising the property. The agency has told us they will also readvertise the property on rightmove and other platforms and we ordered a professional cleaning company to clean the apartment so they can start the inspections. They still haven’t done the re-advertisement. I have been approached by many on gumtree requesting to inspect the apartment, which I passed to the agency. But I don’t think they are taking this seriously and following up with the interested individuals. We still have 5 more months on the lease and I have already paid one months rent after vacating the apartment. They also still have our bond deposit. I wonder if, legally, I have any rights to stop paying the rent at some stage? With the pace of the agency and the pandemics in the UK, it doesn’t seem they will find a new tenant or have the intention of doing so, any time soon. I have even offered the landlord to pay 3 months rent and agree to end the tenancy contract but the agency refuesed to pass my offer to the landlord!
Any advice will be appreciated!