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Alex Watts : Do you know for sure another tenant moved in on 11th October please ?
Alex Watts : If so then you are only liable for rent from 7th October until 11th October plus any associated advertising costs.
Alex Watts : If you can not be sure or you are only assuming someone else moved in then you are liable for a months rent.
Alex Watts : But you must be sure that someone else moved in.
Alex Watts : If this is the case you can not be liable for extra rent.
Alex Watts : Can can not charge rent to both you and the new tenant for the same period
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I don't know for sure that another tenant moved in. They certainly didn't move in on the 11th. I believe they moved in before 7th November as I had a repair engineer call me in response to a repair request.
Alex Watts : ok.
I will need to get clarification about the new tenant before you can help again.
Alex Watts : You are liable for rent for the Unoccupied tenant or one month
Alex Watts : Is that ok for you?
Alex Watts : So you are either liable for one months rent or whenever the tenant moved in - whichever period is sooner
can I clarify? I am liable for rent for the period during which the property was unoccupied or the month of my termination?
Alex Watts : One month
Alex Watts : Or if tenant moved in before that one month that empty period.
Alex Watts : So if tenant moved in after it was empty for 3 weeks, you owe those 3 weeks.
yes. thanks. I will need to determine when the tenant moved in and return if appropriate
Alex Watts : If tenant moved in after 8 weeks, then you owe the 4 weeks,
Alex Watts : ok
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