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Paying rent after moving out and 2 months before end of tenancy - where do I stand please?

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akaWisey Sat 25-May-13 21:33:12

I am two months before the end of a year tenancy agreement. I've had to move for personal reasons.

LL is saying she wants me to pay rent until the end of the tenancy or until she re-lets the property. In 6 weeks there have been two viewings and no takers. It's an expensive rental.
I suggested I don't pay next months rent and she keep the deposit which is more than a months rent and I have not damaged the property - in fact I had the garden landscaped as it was so awful.

Where do I stand on this? She said no to my suggestion.

PatriciaHolm Sat 25-May-13 21:57:43

I don't believe she's allowed to take to deposit as rent, assuming she's put the deposit in a deposit scheme as legally required. So you can't insist she does it I'm afraid.

Collaborate Sat 25-May-13 22:45:47

You could ask her to agree to end the tenancy early on the basis that she takes the deposit in lieu I suppose.

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