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    leaving student house at end of tenancy, what happens if i cant find a replacement?

    student house is for 2nd and 3rd year of uni
    i wont be able to live out for the 3rd year because i dont have enough money
    although the contract can be renewed at the end of the 2nd year, what happens if i cant find a person to replace me? they can choose to find a new house, but this could be troublesome as we would have to find one where the tenancy starts a month later than the contract we previously had (otherwise they will have to pay a deposit for the new house AND rent for the current house in the same month, causing them to pay the equivalent of 2 months rent in one month)

    i would feel awful if my friends lost the house because of me

    #2
    Is the tenancy agreement a joint agreement with all of you, or are the agreements individual?
    Does the agreement say that a replacement is possible, and if so, does it say how?
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      its a joint tenancy

      you are allowed get a replacement if you want to leave during the tenancy, but im going to leave once the tenancy for the first year is over

      if we cant find a replacement, then we will lose the house which im worried for my friends

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        #4
        Has the Landlord said they will definitely lose it? I'm a landlord of a student house and although I started with 4 people who moved in together and rented the whole property, I have had to replace ones and twos at the end of each year. I encourage my students to find someone because they have to live with the person but they never do and I always have to take care of it myself. Check with the landlord. They may not want to lose the other students.

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          #5
          im going to ask the landlord to try and find someone, but what if the landlord and I cant find a replacement in time?
          my friends will be either forced to may for my empty room (they cant afford that), or find another house which could prove troublesome

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            #6
            I would suggest your current flatmates finally choose your replacement (acceptable to LL). They will have to live with him/her!

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