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« on: June 10, 2020, 03:56:40 PM »

Hello,

I would be glad to hear some advice to the following situation:

I lived together with 2 other persons in a private shared house in London. We have a standard fixed joint tenancy agreement with our landlord which lasts for one year. I temporarily left our shared house. When I returned 7 weeks later, I found another person living in my room. The man confirmed to me that he moved into my room three days after I left the house. Not knowing that another person occupied my room, I transferred my share of the rent to one of my joint tenancy fellows who usually transfers the total amount to our landlord.  All payments were on time, so there was no reason to believe I would default any rent payments. I did not know that another person had been inhabiting my room until I entered. I was neither informed that another person moved into my room nor asked for permission.

Due to the disloyal and unfaithful behaviour of my fellow tenants, I consider our joint tenancy agreement to be severely and irrevocably damaged and want to resign from my contractual duties with immediate effect. Further, our tenancy agreement with our landlord forbids to sublet or share the house with any other persons not mentioned in the tenancy agreement, i.e. the tenants.

However, as far as I know, there is no possibility to terminate such a joint tenancy agreement, if the contact does not include a breach clause.
My fellow tenant want me to continue to pay my share of the house.
Do I have any legal possibilities to get out of the contract?

Thank you very much.

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eth
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 10:35:49 AM »

I am not clear if you have moved back in,albeit in another room.Have you contacted the landlord directly about this? Under the circumstances,I doubt if anyone would take action against you if you simply write to all concerned,and stop paying your rent.It sounds preposterous if the others have made you homeless,yet expect you to pay for the new person to remain there.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 05:35:23 PM »

Hello,

thank you for your response.

No, I have not moved back in to the house. My room was blocked and dirty.
I have not contacted my landlord. I assume he would not care about the situation between us tenants as long as he received the monthly rent payments.
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