3 months ago, I moved to the UK and I signed a rent contract for a house, along with another person. Recently, the person who shares the flat with me decided to come back to her country, and leave the house. When we signed the contract, we were said that we couldn’t finish it earlier, but if we found a replacement, we could then leave.
With the help of the recruiter (both the girl leaving and me moved here at the same time, and were recruited by the same company) we have found a new girl to replace her in the contract, but the recruiter has advised us to not inform the landlord yet, because since the other girl is breaching the contract already, we could be forced to leave the house and still keep paying the rent for the rest of the contract. But I feel that this is wrong, since there is a clause at the contract that forces us to inform him in case this happens.
Since I’m not familiar with the UK law, could someone explain to me in what position I am? Could I have problems with the landlord in case the other girl breaches the contract? Could I be forced to keep paying the rent for the whole year and still not allowed to live here? Should I concern about something else?
Now I’m leaning towards informing the landlord that the other girl wants to leave, but I’m worried about the possibilities afterwards.
The advice of the recruiter doesn't seem right to me, and I think by following his advice, I'm going to end breaching the contract myself, and I would like to avoid that,