Had you moved out or did you still have stuff in the building? Was your rent paid up-to-date?
Has the new tenant now moved in?
Could you explain the situation in detail please it is that you want to know about this? Thank you
Thank you. If someone else is now in the flat, the most sensible solution is for you to be refunded the rent from 16 June to 24 June, although you actually have a claim surprising though it may sound for unlawful eviction.
If you had to make alternative arrangements for accommodation on that night, then you would be entitled to that cost also although if you were to claim that, the landlord would probably raise the issue as to where you were going to stay if the flat was empty.
If the landlord won’t pay you the rent at least then you are faced with taking him to the Small Claims Court. He is not entitled to the windfall of being paid double rent from the 16th to the 24th.
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Provided you left the property in good order you are entitled to your full deposit back anyway so they are not actually giving you anything.
You are still entitled to the rent. They are unlikely to volunteer it if you ask. You can point out that your tenancy ends on the 24th and that unless you get your additional rent back in respect of that period, you will be moving back in tomorrow! In which case, they will need to the tenants!
If the landlord did not put the deposit in a recognised tenants deposit scheme, then you are entitled to compensation of up to 3 times that deposit. I assume the landlord did protect the deposit in the scheme.