It's untitled "Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement".
It's a joint tenancy agreement with other tenants, although I wasn't really aware of that when I signed in.
Under "term", it says:
"The term shall be from and including 19 March 2013 to and including 31 January 2014 and then monthly periodic. "
However, it also contains a break clause that states:
"The tenant may bring the tenancy to an end at any time by giving to the landlord at least two rental month's prior notice in writing. "
I gave my notice last week. I am going to move onto a new flat on Thursday. I can't afford to stay in a house share where I got so much abuse. I have a high responsibility job which may be compromise by all that extra stress. ( I am an airline pilot).
I was willing to do my best to find another tenants to take my room, and then reduce my notice period. But the landlord doesn't seem very cooperative.
I am very tempted to move to my new place, forget about my actual place's deposit, and not pay the rent during the two months of my notice period. I know that legally I will be wrong, but I would like to know, from your experience, if the landlord or letting agency would go through the hassle of suing me to get those two month rent, or if they will simply keep my deposit.
Bearing in mind that I am vacating the property on the 27th of September, and the notice period covers the month of October and November.
Really my question is more a risk level assessment.