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« on: March 30, 2020, 03:10:38 PM »

Hi there  :)

First of all, i precise that I'm french, and so my english is far from perfection.

Here is a brief explanation :

When i saw my country was being lockeddown, i took the first EUROSTAR to France. So i had to leave the property really fast. I went to my agency, and they said : "You owe us 2 months of rent. Minus the deposit, you owe us (approximately) 500 pounds."
I wasn't able to pay, literally, so i took my EUROSTAR the next day and decide to wait and see if I can go back to London later.

2 days later, i received a mail from the agency asking for the money, and one day later they send a money recovering. I wrote them, explaining that I can't pay and i could use some time (and giving my notice, because the months rent wasn't due yet).

Today they took the deposit and launched the money recovering, threatening me to go to the court if i don't pay.

I know that I'm not the good guy in this situation, but I feel like they are trying to rip me off.

What do you think about it ?  ???

Thank you for reading me, and I hope you spend a nice quarantine   :D
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 05:06:24 PM »

How were you going to pay the rent if corvid had never happened,did you just walk out of your job without having any salary left or due to you? Sorry,but I can't agree that they are trying to rip you off.If you intend to return to the UK you would be unable to get the necessary references and credit ratings to get another rental place,if you don't clear this debt.In your position I would offer to pay it off within a set time.I can understand you may have panicked,but you have caused problems for your landlord,who has a right to have the money you owe him. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 05:22:35 PM »

So i had to leave the property really fast.

This bit here is usually your problem... depends on what kind of arrangement you had, but I'm going to assume it's a Assured Shorthold Tenancy, and you use the word "had", but the correct word is "chose". You chose to flee and you're upset that someone hasn't taken kindly to that... but you would be very upset if the Landlord had come along and evicted you with the same lack of notice... and, in fact, it would be illegal. You do admit you're in the wrong, though, so maybe you just need to fully understand what your obligations were as a Tenant and fulfill them? I guarantee you - in a few years you'll not care about this, if civilisation still exists.
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