6 months rent paid in advance refund

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9:55 AM, 23rd March 2015
About 6 years ago

6 months rent paid in advance refund

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6 months rent paid in advance refund

My father has paid 6 months rent in advance as he is retired, but is now in hospital and unlikely to return to his flat. 6 months rent paid in advance refund

Can he get a partial refund?


Monica Hawley

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Mark Alexander

9:57 AM, 23rd March 2015
About 6 years ago

Dear Monica

It depends whether the six months rent in advance related to a minimum six months tenancy. If that was the basis of the payment then no refund would be due.

I recommend that you check the tenancy paperwork as there may be other conditions too such as a duty to report to the landlord if the property is being left vacant for two or more weeks.

I have experienced situations like this and wherever possible I have agreed a refund on the basis that I will re-let the property and the outgoing tenant will pay rent up to the day the new tenant moves in and will also cover my re-letting costs and sign a Tenancy Surrender Agreement.

If you are nice to your fathers landlord then he/she might agree to something along these lines.

All the best and please let us know how you get on.

I hope you father is feeling better soon.

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