I am renting a property in Tai Po with a colleague but I am looking to move back to London in the coming months. I have already technically moved out of the apartment and in with another friend. My flatmate had already agreed to the move and had paid me back my half of the security deposit for the flat which we initially shared.
When trying to contact my landlord about the change, he is fine with it but I want to amend the contract so I am no longer legally bound to the property. He said that we can just cross out my name on the contract, sign next to it, and let that be that. He makes it sound ridiculously easy, but I want to know whether that is legally sound? I don't want to move back to London only for some tenancy-related issue to bite me and create more fuss.