This is exactly the reason why I think court will not rule in favor of a landlord who is trying to claim the entire amount for the remaining tenancy, if he has rented out the flat to someone else after the tenancy is broken.x9200 wrote:
Any modern legal system is based (theoretically) on social justice and things mentioned above are typically taken into account.
This is the reason I propose that you should tell the landlord that you are leaving the country. Only an idiot will leave the house vacant and then sue the tenant knowing well that he wont get the money back.
Atleast if subletting was allowed, you could then sublet and make good some losses. But here in Singapore, they strictly dont let subletting, which makes the TA heavily skewed in favor of the landlord, so I dont see anything wrong in what I am proposing(I know JR8 wont agree, but lets just agree to disagree ).