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Ending Tenancy Early, Any Advice Please?

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Hi There. We have been renting a one bedroom house since 2011 through a letting agency and sign a yearly tenancy. We do know the landlord though and have a decent relationship with them.

The tenancy expires in August but in October we found out we are expecting a baby. This was a big (but pleasant) surprise as we didn't think we were able to for reasons I won't go into.

I'm now weighing up my options of what to do regarding housing and was wondring if anybody would be able to explain if/how I could end my current tenancy early? I'm assuming there would be an early cancellation fine? Could this be avoided if I simply spoke to my landlord explaining the situation and them releasing us early? Would they be allwed to do this with a letting agent on board?

It really wouldn't be the end of the world if we stayed where we are for now but as I say, I'm just gathering up all the info I can to explore all options.

Thanks in advance.

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I'd read your contract. Often there is a clause that allows notice (after the first 6 months) of 2 months from either party.

Worth a go, otherwise as the WOH says above. Ask. (I'd start with the Landlord as that's whom you actually have the agreement with.

Good luck - and congratulations! :)

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Had our first baby in a pretty small one bedroom flat but moved maybe three months later because the landlord was selling up.

We probably wouldn't have rushed to move otherwise. Babies are small, you know!

As I said I'm just gathering info to weigh up all the options.

It's more to do with the number of nice 2-3 bed's that are currently available in the area we're looking for rather than the physical dimensions of a baby though.

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Agents and landlords are usually quite reasonable and will normally hold you to the contract until a new tenant is found and ready to move in.

Best to give them a call.

I'd read your contract. Often there is a clause that allows notice (after the first 6 months) of 2 months from either party.

Worth a go, otherwise as the WOH says above. Ask. (I'd start with the Landlord as that's whom you actually have the agreement with.

Good luck - and congratulations! :)

Thanks for the replies, I'll give my LL a call at the weekend and have a chat with him.

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