Not getting it in writing from agent or landlord was a big mistake if they deny having agreed that.
If the landlord pursues it you will be chased for rent till end of term at the price you paid or until he gets a new tenant.
If he raised the rent to an unacceptable level, that forms part of any defence to any action by him as does the agreement with the agent, who, after all acts for the landlord.
If he issues proceedings you will have to defend them on the basis that the notice period and early leaving was agreed.
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