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Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for 12 months, with a break clause from 6months
if the agents/ landlord cannot resolve the outstanding issues, particularly the heating issue, we need to understand if we can move out and how we go about it without losing all our money?
...but is there a minimum level of heating that must be provided to make the place habitable? especially as we are paying for this service as part of the rent, not through a chosen energy provider? As stated there is some heat through the communal system but, if this is at a very low level and with no facility to control it, would that then constitute a breach?
Ok, thanks... but some parts of the original query I am still not certain on. You have confirmed we are entitled to a refund of the deposit however what about the rent paid already for the first month, and now imminent for the second? Although I have lived there since Jan30th, the issue about the lack of heating control was raised after just a few days but has still not been resolved - we have never therefore accepted this. Are we entitled to withold the second months payment until this is settled or would that put us in breach? and can we then claim anything back from all rent paid? The other issue was about the date for leaving if we give notice - are we free to set this or will we need to vacate immediately? We do not really wish to pursue this in the courts or with the council but are keen to ensure that we get back all we are entitled to...
Thank you...but just to check I understand the last statement correctly, could we give notice tomorrow and say we will be leaving on 9th March?
Sorry, I was unable to get back to you yesterday. Thank you for the replies to date however you still have not answered where we stand with regard to any rent paid in advance if we decide to terminate the tenancy early?
Are we entitled to all rent covering the period after our moving out date?
Are we also entitled to claim anything back for the rent paid up to this date without resorting to legal channels due to breach of contract?
Are we entitled to claim anything for additional expenses incurred such as more moving costs etc..?