We have recently bought our first home here, and move in a couple of weeks. However, we have had to break our lease, which doesn't expire until the end of September.
Does anyone know the legalities of our responsibility regarding the lease ?
As it stands, the house will be empty for 4 months, whilst we pay $400 per week, on top of our mortgage. The agents (L.J.Hookers) have said that it's just tough, and that as well as paying the rent, we are responsible for keeping the property in good condition, i.e. cutting the grass etc... (how we do that with the electricity cut off will be another question)
I know it was our choice to break the lease, but we didn't anticipate finding new tenants to be a problem, as it's a great house on a lovely quiet estate. The agents are doing very little to help find a tenant, although I cannot prove that.
Any suggestions or advise would be VERY much appreciated.
Paul & Sarah