Do I have to rent a property for a certain amount of time?
Yes, as a tenant, you are legally required to pay rent until the end of the tenancy agreement or any release clause agreed. A tenancy agreement is signed by both tenant and landlord and it is legally binding. As the tenant you need to read it carefully as the duration of the tenancy is stated (the minimum length of time you agree to rent for), how much rent to pay, tenant responsibilities, tenant rights and landlord responsibilities. In other circumstances, your landlord may agree to end the tenancy earlier, but will expect you cover the costs and financial losses incurred.