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Does the landlord owe me rent?

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« on: June 30, 2020, 11:39:22 AM »

Hi

In my last property I paid my rent on the 29th of every month. I gave my landlord 28 days' notice on the 14th of May that I was moving out. On the 29th of May the standing order for June's rent was taken from my account. I moved out on the 11th of June after the 28 days' notice period was up. Is the landlord due me the rent overpayment since I moved out on the 11th? Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 12:23:41 PM »

Not unless you had agreed on that explicitly beforehand.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 04:59:17 PM »

A Standing Order is not "taken"... it is sent... you "sent" it... the Landlord didn't "take" it. You're thinking of a Direct Debit. Why does it matter? Well... if you'd believed you shouldn't have paid as much, you should've controlled the amount sent, then argued it if called-out... now you've sent it. Stressing "you" and "sent". Now you're wanting to cause a fuss because of what could be your mistake. Why should anyone pay you back anything, really? It does seem a strange agreement anyway... rent paid on the 29th of every month - what happens in February? Anyway, your rent runs from the 29th to the 28th each month... you usually cannot give notice mid-month - to be a valid notice it should end on a rent boundary day... and you could've stayed up until that day too. The fact you left 'early', as it is, seems like a choice you made... as you'd paid rent up until the 28th and you had possession. And - also unless agreed with the Landlord - you should be liable for utilities and Council Tax... your physical presence isn't required. Hope that makes some sense.

The answer is "probably not".
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 05:59:15 PM »

It's not impossible for a tenancy period to not match the rent payment dates, but it should be avoided for precisely the reason demonstrated here.

also unless agreed with the Landlord - you should be liable for ... Council Tax... your physical presence isn't required.

Since we have no information on what the tenancy agreement says or other relevant facts, I'm going to have to go with statutory liabilities and disagree with this.
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