My complaint against my landlords is ….

My complaint against my landlords is ….

11:16 AM, 22nd March 2015, About 7 years ago 65

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So glad there is a platform for tenant support – I feel really screwed! My complaint against my landlords is ....

So my partner and I have been living in a property for just under one year. When we originally looked and moved into the property, WE requested two years as we wanted to keep the high London costs to a minimum for the two years we expected to live at the property.

However, I have been made redundant 9.5 months into our tenancy, and can no longer afford the rent in London, and my partner and I have decided to move out of London.

We have the landlord 9 weeks notice, stating we would like to leave on May 16th, (one year after starting the tenancy and one years early termination).

Our landlord has agreed to this and is happy to find new tenant.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM

He has stated that on starting the agreement, our landlord paid the letting agency the value of 7% of 24 months rent (what I believe is a finders fee).

As we are ending the tenancy early, he has said we have to pay that remaining fee! Approximately £1300!!!

I understand that if we end the tenancy early we have to pay until the agreement ends (or as soon as other tenants are allocated) but I don’t see why we have to pay HIS fees?!

Can you let me know if we do have to pay this!?

Thanks

Lewis Fountain



Comments

by Steve From Leicester

16:36 PM, 15th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Sorry Matt, you've misunderstood.

Firstly there's no suggestion that the landlord is trying to re-let the property and charge rent twice. Quite the opposite.

Secondly the landlord is simply offering to accept the cost of the finders fee in return for releasing the tenant from his legal obligation to pay rent. The tenant is at liberty to reject this offer . . . but unless he came up with an alternative offer which was acceptable to the landlord he'd have to pay rent until the end of the contract term instead.

Finally I assume the bit about rent guarantee was tongue in cheek, but it wouldn't work anyway because most rent guarantee policies only cover rent until possession is gained. If the tenant vacates and hands the keys back the insurers don't usually carry on paying until the end of the tenancy. And in the unlikely event that the insurer did pay out they'd seek to recover their losses from the tenant.

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22:16 PM, 18th April 2015, About 7 years ago

if a limited company dissolves in 2010 then stars a news ltd company in 2013 same directors doing the same work what happens to the rents he is collecting between 2010 and 2013 still using old company bank account is that illegal

by Mark Alexander

10:59 AM, 19th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "18/04/2015 - 22:16":

That would depend on the basis of how and why the company was dissolved. If there were no creditors affected then it is perfectly legal to change the basis of trading.
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11:24 AM, 19th April 2015, About 7 years ago

many thanks mark

by Jay James

13:18 PM, 19th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Lew Hfa" at "24/03/2015 - 09:48":

Hi Lewis

Have you reached agreement with your landlord yet?

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