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The landlord is correct in that you are bound by the tenancy agreement. You are also bound by the guarantor agreement as well, it would probably stand up in court and one suspects the landlord could magically produce his copy executed in counterpart.
She will be bound by the term of the tenancy agreement unless there is a break clause allowing her to terminate of the property is unfit for human habitation. You are doing the right thing in attempting to find a replacement tenant, the landlord is under a duty not to refuse a reasonable tenant should you produce one to him. I'd try and deal with the agents in correspondence (ie. email) so that you have documentary evidence of their responses.
Were the Landlord to take you daughter or wife to Court to recover the monies owing under the tenancy agreement then he would not recover the whole 11 months because he is under a duty to mitigate his loss by filling the vacancy. They typically get around 3-4 months rent as a result.
I assumed that it is the guarantor agreement which does not state the term of the tenancy agreement and not the tenancy agreement itself.
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