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Yes... She has asked for it to be returned.
Thanks. Did you have permission to sublet?
I presume you are a tenant?
I part own part rent the flat. I am the person responsible for the maintenance and up keep of the flat. She rented my spare room and so long as I am living in the property I can rent out the spare room.
Yes we shared the flat. She shared all the amenities. She paid rent that included the bills like electric, phone, tv and broadband.
Just wanted some clarification about your previous expert opinion.
"You are entitled to reasonable notice if she wishes to leave. For that reason you can deduct something from her deposit to reflect the fact that no notice was given. You would be entitled to a minimum of two weeks rent and probably four weeks."
I have relayed this to my ex flatmate and have told her that I will take the 4 weeks rent, but as she left 4 days before the end of the month, I will give her that money back. She's refusing to take it and want more money.
Can she take me to court? Will she have any chance of winning? She did leave without notice and left the room in disarray (which I know I can't take money for unless I get it professionally cleaned). Will I be within my right to make this deduction on her deposit (as her rent also included bills, these needed paying)?
I told her she can have the number of days left over from the last month she paid, which was 6 days about £150.
She did not give any notice. I went on a week holiday and got back to find she has left the flat. I got a text to let me know she has left the flat as she lost her job.
She left 22/02 and she should have paid end of the month.
I am planning of keeping the rest of the deposit to pay for the bills, cleaning and the rent, which was due at the beginning of the month (esp. as I just got an electricity bill of over £300 for the last quarter).