View Full Version : Help! Am I in arrears?

24-05-2007, 07:53 AM
Hi there,

When I moved into this property I paid the LL £800 deposit and 2 months up front, total £1600. This wanted to ensure that if I happened upon rainy days I was covered.

I am now moving out and have given him 2 months notice. I advised the LL that I will not be paying for those 2 months, as I gave him the monies up front.

I just wanted to confirm that this is indeed correct and also to clarify whether or not I should also get the deposit back, all things being equal?


24-05-2007, 08:31 AM
This is fine provided you will be vacating the property on or after the expiry date of the fixed period of your Assured Tenancy Agreement. Your landlord has a right (subject to certain conditions) to expect you to pay rent until this fixed period has expired. It is usually 6 months from the date your tenancy commenced.