Agents chasing for payment but I have moved out?

Agents chasing for payment but I have moved out?

8:23 AM, 31st July 2015, About 7 years ago 19

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I rented a house which had 12 months minimum term. This was unknowingly signed by me and my wife because we discussed 6 months. We had intention of staying in the house for 6 months because we were already looking for mortgage to secure our own house.moved

Luckily after staying for 7 months (March 2015) we sent an email to agent that we have intention of leaving the house in April ending because we have secured a house. This email suppose to give the agents 2 months notice i.e. March and April. The agent replied that they have got a tenant who will be ready to move in by 1st of May which seemed okay for us.

At a point in time there was a bottleneck in the mortgage coming forth quickly, I sent an apology email to agent that we will not be able to move by April ending but unfailingly we should be able to move by May ending. The agent expressed disappointment and said the tenant is not ready for May ending but they have to look for another one.

Shortly they told us that they have been able to get a tenant which is ready to move in by May ending. By middle of May, we have started moving out and by 25th we have moved all our stuff to our new house. About the time we have moved all our things out of the house the agent called us saying the search for the new tenant is not running through and they would not give the house to him and that I will be responsible for paying the rent until they get new tenant.

I have move out since May 25th but now received a mail from the agent that I have to pay for June and if not the will submit submit a claim against me, which will affect my credit history and have a CCJ on my records.

Please could you advise me on what to do.

I have argued that I gave them 2 months notice before I left and it was not my fault that the credit check of the proposed tenant not running through, but they are insisting that I will have to pay until they have a new tenant. They have gone to my previous energy provider to send me bill of June which is not my responsibility.

Please how do I argue this out. I am paying my mortgage and how do I pay someone else s mortgage at same time.

Thanks for your time.

Akin



Comments

Jay James

20:51 PM, 1st August 2015, About 7 years ago

Hi HB.

I can only read the first sentence of your last post.
Yes the email exchange would be quite important.
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Jay James

20:53 PM, 1st August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Akin Adeyemo" at "01/08/2015 - 05:21":

Akin, could you copy paste the body of the email exchange on here if you are able?

Jay James

20:58 PM, 1st August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "H B" at "01/08/2015 - 17:55":

Welcome to Property118 HB. What do you think of the site?

Akin Adeyemo

21:39 PM, 1st August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jay James" at "01/08/2015 - 19:48":

He got a tenant in July but insisting I should pay june rent

H B

8:15 AM, 2nd August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jay James" at "01/08/2015 - 20:58":

Enjoying it so far. I actually ended up here because I wanted to learn about the impact of the Budget.

Been very informative - so much collective experience and expertise in one place

Jay James

11:35 AM, 2nd August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Akin Adeyemo" at "01/08/2015 - 21:39":

Good morning Akin

Are you able to copy paste the body of the email exchange onto here? It may help make it clearer what the landlord agreed to, regarding ending the tenancy.

Akin Adeyemo

19:48 PM, 2nd August 2015, About 7 years ago

Hi Jay, I have been dealing with the agency and this is the email received from the agent when I moved out of the house

Sorry for the delay, The deposit has been refunded and the DPS will contact you with further information. No deductions have been made.

Many Thanks

Michael Barnes

22:50 PM, 2nd August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "H B" at "01/08/2015 - 17:55":

If tenant gave notice to end the tenancy earlier and the landlord/agent accepted that notice and the tenant then failed to leave, doe the Distress For Rent act not kick in, giving the landlord the right to double rent?

Jay James

12:22 PM, 3rd August 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Akin Adeyemo" at "02/08/2015 - 19:48":

Hi Akin

I think you need to consider the emails mentioned in your first post. Whatever the agent/landlord said in these about leaving early is important.

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