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« on: March 12, 2021, 10:51:09 AM »

I was told by an adviser that Landlords who charge illegal fees would face paying huge fines. Can this case be a civil offence by the Landlord?
Who is pretending to get paid for all the rent arrears while when I left, somebody have already rented the room?
Does the Landlord have the right to do so? Is there legal action that can prevent the Landlord from doing this? Hence my tenancy ends automatically if the Landlord lets the room to someone else. I left the room three months before the end of my tenancy agreement because of the property's low quality. I tried to offer the Landlord only 50 for advertising the room, he refused it, and he offered me a 50% discount for the rent arrears. I am honestly getting frustrated about the whole situation.

Thank you in advance for your time and support :)
« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 11:47:31 AM by Sean »
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 02:35:28 PM »

You are responsible for paying the rent until the end of the tenancy,unless the landlord agreed to relet the room  quickly and release you from your agreement.Do you have proof that someone else moved in right away,with no extra costs incurred for the landlord? If so,then you should just ignore his demands. Don't bother pursuing the civil offence angle.   
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 03:38:54 PM »

Were in a fixed term contract so as far as Im aware we cant just leave. We have seeked legal advice.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 04:14:58 PM »

You are responsible for paying the rent until the end of the tenancy,unless the landlord agreed to relet the room  quickly and release you from your agreement.Do you have proof that someone else moved in right away,with no extra costs incurred for the landlord? If so,then you should just ignore his demands. Don't bother pursuing the civil offence angle.

Thank you for your prompt message.

Yes, I do have all the details of the new tenant including the contact number, plus photos of his room as it could be helpful to the court to compare with my photos while I was living at the property. furthermore, I do have a friend of mine who is currently living at the property that can testify that my room was rented to a new tenant.
I have also a legal solicitor who is running my case as I would be able to get compensation for the distress caused by the landlord, just waiting for his first step.
Again, Thank you very much
« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 04:23:39 PM by Sean »
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 04:22:00 PM »

Thank you
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