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Hello, I've got a letter of my landord stating that I have a shortfall in the amount I am paying every month. What I am paying every month is £780 which he calculated at the beginning multiplying £195(per week) times 4(weeks) =£780 per month. However in the letter, he came up with the formula £195 divided by 52 weeks x 12 months = £845 per calendar month. Therefore the shortfall is the difference between 845-780 which is £60 that I have not been paying, now if you multiply £60 x 14 months I have been living there, you get that the shortfall is £910 I owe him. All of this seems ok until I reviewed the original contract and it clearly states £195 per calendar month. To my understanding he committed a mistake typing and this would void completely my rent shortfall and he also should pay me all the money I have been overpaying him, which is £780-195=£585, £585 x 14 months = £8190. My next step is to send to him a letter asking him for my money back. How does this fit in legal terms? Thank you very much
I have been paying £780 per month
Thank you for clarification,
I have written a letter which I think is fair enough according to your answer. I'd like to know your opinion and if you would change something: