Hi. I am18,and moved into my first rental accomodation 6 weeks ago. I signed a joint rental contract with the 2 other flatmates as instructed to by Lodge real estate not knowing any different. One was an aquaintance, the other unknown to me. It is not working out and I wish to leave. I have moved my stuff out, but continue to pay rent as one flatmate said she had someone to take my place in 3 weeks, which I now find out may not be the case.Could you give me some advise please. I would never have signed if I hadnt had to, not knowing the other flatmates well enough to feel that comfortable. I am not trying to rip anyone off, just be able to live somewhere else, and not have to keep paying rent for this place until January next year. The house is freezing, the hot taps leak fast, and there is sometimes a gas smell. My mum advised Lodge rentals of these problems 4 weeks ago, and nobody has come yet. Do I have to find someone to take my place, or if the others swish to stay, can I be released. I would really appreciate some advise pleeeeaase. I am just a 1st yr Uni student, still paying rent for a residence I don't live in. Thank you. Courtney
Talked to flatmate explaining the situation, Who was understanding at the time, but not so happy about it now.
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You are stuck with the rental fornow but may be able to give notice to the landlord-is this a fixed term rental?
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