So I and my partner moved into our flat 5 weeks ago, and long story short we now want to leave. The landlord agreed we could leave, we just need to pay the rent until someone new moves in and pay all associated fees with finding the person.
This process started 3 weeks ago. Within the first week we had 12 people view the flat, then nothing. Our estate agents called us a week and a half later and said they had had three offers on the flat but the landlord wouldn’t reply to the estate agents to confirm or deny the prospective tenants. The landlord finally replied and rejected all of them. Now the estate agents aren’t letting anyone view the flat unless the landlord is happy with them. The estate agents tell us they keep sending possible tenants to the landlord and she rejects every single one of them, won’t even let them view the flat. I can’t work out what is happening here, the flat is very reasonably priced and wasn’t in very good shape when we moved in, the previous tenants had children so having kids can’t be the reason why she is rejecting people.
I was wondering if there is anything I can do here? My fear is that the landlord said we could leave early, but she actually plans to reject everyone until near the end of our contract so we have to pay all the fees instead of her at the end. Any advice here would be really appreciated!
Certain issues with the flat are really affecting my partner’s mental health and I really don’t think he can stay here for much longer, that’s why we were happy to pay any costs of leaving.