CAB giving tenant stupid advice?Make Text Bigger
Hmmm, it never rains, but it pours .. having had a blissful tenant-communication free few months it all happens at once. We had two fighting last week, two separate fridge-freezers gave up the ghost within 3 days – ( I have never had one go before in ten years) , a washing machine had to be replaced and now I have a tenant in an HMO threatening me because the mould patch in his room has made him cough .. Nothing to do with the thirty-odd Marlboro’s a day then…!
He wants to leave straight away, and wants deposit back, etc. I have no problem with that even though he is only halfway through his six months on the AST, but he now says citizens advice have told him he can have back all the rent he has paid up to now as well..?
He signed his AST for 6 months on 25th May, has paid a deposit and rent in advance each month, last payment being received end July, so he is now technically in arrears by 1 week. I am inclined to ignore the threats and return the deposit minus a weeks’ rent…
What do we think..?
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