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Hello for clarification - when did you leave old flat and move into new flat?
you have all the correspondence on email?
where are you at moment?
What exactly is it that the landlord is claiming from the old flat? Rental in respect of the final part of the tenancy because you moved out 1.5 months early? Even though you moved into one of the landlords other properties?
Is the landlord a private individual or an association?
Bearing in mind that you have it in writing that they will write off the old flat payments, what excuse do they now have four chasing for it?
Thank you. So are they just claiming this money or have they now got it and you would like it back?
It’s a great shame that you didn’t see solicitors about bringing a Landlord & Tenant Act section 11 claim in respect of the old property because that could have been worth a substantial amount of money but it’s too late to bring a claim now after you’ve moved out. You could have also gone to the Environmental Health Department at the local authority if the property was not fit for human habitation and they have the power to compel the landlord to do the work.
The situation here is relatively straightforward only in so much as you cannot beat the landlord with a stick until they agree that the money you paid was often new flat and not the old flat and in those circumstances, your remedy is to take them to court to recover any money which you have paid which they are not entitled to keep or which you have overpaid or paid under duress/mistake.
Fortunately, you have the email whereby they agreed to all this and which you accepted and now they have gone back on their word.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
www.moneyclaim.gov.uk is small claims court to get back what you are owed or wait for them to sue you for what they are claiming and then defend their action