i'm sorry i wrote my issue under the wrong headline.
i recently gave a months notice to my landlord and that was totally acceptable to him. however my housemate is making it difficult for me to get my deposit back as the landlord said a replacement tenant can refund me my deposit.
this got so heated one day that we got into a physical altercation where i sustained minor injury due to him man handling me. the police did show up and took a record and my parents came to move me back home immediately. now he is wanting me to pay full usage of the electricity bill for the month even though i wasn't able to stay in the apartment for the month (that i've paid for ) due to fear for my safety. also the bill hasn't arrived yet and he wants me to pay an estimate.
all i want is to get my deposit back and not have to pay for electricity usage for the period that i am not present but he has threatened to withhold my deposit, mean while, the land lord is not willing to be involved.
Hello I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this. Are you a joint tenant or do you have a separate agreement to the other person? Was he arrested and/or charged? Is there a written tenancy and has the term of the tenancy expired? Is there a replacement tenant.
Im sorry, I am just on my way to work.
Yes it is a joint tenancy arrangement where, I didn't need to sign a lease because we agreed on me staying a short period of less than a year. However I do have proof of rent paid. Yes my ex housemate informed me yesterday 18 of February that a replacement has been found.
When will that replacement be able to move in? Am I right in thinking that the deposit is held by your landlord and not in a deposit protection scheme? Is your landlord a friend/acquaintance - I say that because of the informal nature of your tenancy.
I am also just about to start travelling to a meeting. I will answer you later today. I hope that is OK.
No the landlord is not a friend. My housemate was a friend till this dispute started.
By the time I was moving in, the year leasr was already expired and I didnt have to renew because I explained that I wouldn't be staying for a year.
I appreciate your help.
I'm sorry not really.
I still sol l do not know how to handle the situation.