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Hi there. He is using several letting agents to try and find a new tenant. He then takes over the management once a tenant if found. One Agency has confirmed that they have to call who is living there each time there is a viewing and they confirm that this has been the process since the start of July. We vacated the flat at the end of June and left it immaculate for viewings. The agency we used can confirm several viewings with people at the property. Would that be sufficient?
He has already returned my deposit of £1450 after confirming the flat was left immaculately. Having spoken to the Agency that set me up with this landlord they confirmed that they know somebody is living there and, as they are nothing to do with him now, advised that I do not pay. I just wanted to confirm my rights before replying back to his email today asking for the final month's rent of £1250. Thanks. Scott
Hi there. This is the reply I got from the landlord. Do I still have to pay?
He hasn't said that she moves in on Friday. He has only said they found a tenant on Friday who wants to move in.
His friend has clearly been in the property for a month so the property was not fit for me to live in even though I had paid until 26th July.Will that be sufficient for me not to pay?
Hi there. I never received an answer to my last question. Grateful if you can answer that and I can then get closure on this. I am going to reply that I do not feel that I should pay given he has had a friend staying at the property whilst I was still paying for it. Thanks. Scott
Hi there and good evening. The Letting Agency also called me this afternoon and said that they thought he didn't have a leg to stand on given he'd approved the return of my deposit from the Agency. They took a photocopy of the keys and my partner's signature which they think is sufficient enough to terminate the contract? He also replied to me in an email that he had a friend staying at the property. This happened within 1 week of us vacating the property.
Tonight he has emailed me several times and said that if I don't pay by close of business tomorrow then he will take me to the small claims court. This really isn't about the money. The landlord is clearly taking advantage of me and I'm not willing to hand over £1250 to him for another month at a flat that he has somebody else staying in.
I just want to be clear before tomorrow close of business when I haven't paid the amount to him.