When I was splitting from husband I stupidly signed up for a 2 year lease. My head was in the wrong place at time and I signed it on day I was mob=ving and never noticed till after rent went from £850 to £1000 a month. Plus I was told bills were average - its a detached large listed building, single glazing, no insulation and at moment the igures the suppliers set of £79,50 a month for gas and £39.50 for electrc are way too low - looks like electric is double and gas triple. Could do a uswitch because they say at tht gas consumption I should be on a business tariff! Getting gas company out to check meter though. Anyway tried to get out of my lease cos I cannot afford the place and its easting at house proceeds from divorce but landlord wants £9000. Does anyone know way out of it? If I left the country and moved to America could he chase me for the money? Would I then ever be able to come back to uk? At moment my mum stays with me and provides childcare so I can work, and I have 2 toddlers.
Oh yeah, loaction scotland, solicitor says lease is iron clad. There is a clause for bankruptcy, lease ends next JuneJuly. Landlord is poor at getting things repaired - some of my windows dont open, others are jammed open. He said when I text him re the windows in February that he would get a joiner round but no sign. I always have to keep chasing him as he never checks back with tradesmen.
Can I sell on lease or is that at discretion of landlord? If I stop working cos i loose my childcare (Cant afford to pay my mum), (My current contract ends on Wednesday but they will re-new), will I get help from government cos at moment my outgoings are more than my income, I hardly see my 2 or 3 year olds, and live about 40 miles away from work, dont drive and have to pay my lift £120 a month for lifts.
Any thoughts appreciated cos I want out of this lease cos at this price I would be able to move closer to work cos of expensive bills, higher rent, transportation costs, time away from home and inability to do overtime cos public transport is expensive and owuld mean i dont see my kids and may have to stay with family near work cos getting home is difficult cos public transport in my area is very poor.
Thoughts or advise welcomed. My landlord and his agent knew I was splitting and removal van was outside when I signed. Dont have a screenshot of page showing rent of £850....
Yes I know I am stupid but had depression from having kids and being isolated, marriage breaking up etc so wasnt thinking straight, just knew I needed to get space and to show husband I was fed up with him cheating on me and his false promises and to show I was serious.