Rebecca Prideaux

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Saturday 31st January 2015

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Rebecca Prideaux

7:51 AM, 31st January 2015, About 7 years ago

Tenants rights - statutory periodic tenancy

I have an Assured Short Tenancy which started on 6th September. Due to unforseen circumstances I have to leave early. I informed the landlord in December so he had two months notice. He accepted providing I paid the last months rent on 6th February. I paid a deposit which is being held in a deposit protection scheme. I asked the landlord what happens to the deposit if I leave early and he said he would return the deposit on the handover of the keys. I then confirmed by leaving date and the estate manager confirmed he would be down to collect the keys on the day we vacated. 24 hours prior to us leaving he then stated they won't return the deposit until the old tenancy expiry date and wont collect the keys! No inventory was completed and no inspection prior to us leaving. They want us to leave the property empty until the original expiry date (6 weeks after leaving) then come back for an inspection! Where on earth do we stand?... Read More