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Early termination date of property contract

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Early termination date of property contract
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I am wanting to terminate my contract early with my Landlord.
I was told to do this I had to pay a sum of £350 + Vat for advertising and admin costs... not a problem.So I proceeded with the early termination.I have not had the agreement sent through which all seems pretty normal however, they want to do the followingVacate the property on the 24th August - but carry on charging me rent for a period of 7 days whilst they get the flat ready for new tenants.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry I pressed send.They also want to charge me electricity for the consumption they use after I have vacated the flat on the 24th August.So basically I will pay £350 + VAT for early termination as well as additional costs after I have moved out and handed back my keys.Can they do this?
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.

Are you in the middle of an AST?