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    Deposit for last month rent

    Hi,

    I need some advice to know what my options are. I am a British citizen of Caribbean decent. I started renting an apartment from an agency on the 5th of January. It was a 12 month contract with a 4 month break clause. Now my situation has changed and i will be moving back home to Barbados 1st of June. I haven't informed my landlord yet mainly because i want to use my deposit as my last month rent as i know i wont get my deposit back. Considering i will be abroad. The apartment is still in very good conditions considering i have been there 4 months. I am worried that if i let him know my plans he could evict me. However i want to inform him as well. I have to move back home for a family situation and i used my rent to pay for my flight. Please what are my options? Also i dont think my landlord put my rent in a DPS

    #2
    Absolutely no way they can evict you before June so don't worry about that. If it's in your AST that the deposit can be used for rent and landlord agrees then you could do but really it's intended for dilapidation of the property.
    If they didn't protect your deposit then they should be very nice to you indeed or you can sue them...

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      #3
      Thanks for responding. What if the deposit is in the DPS? I can give them a written permission saying that they should use it for last month rent. Also Can I be sued for not paying the last month rent even if there is no damage and deposit covers it? Do you think i should tell my landlord? He has sent a friendly reminder email that my rent was due 5th of May. I am leaving 1st of June. Should I hold on now or just tell him my intentions? Also i use an electric forbe to enter my main building...can this be disconnected for lack of payment? This has never happened to me so kind of not sure what to do

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        #4
        Your landlord isn't obliged to allow the use of the deposit against rent.
        They may agree, but they don't have to.

        If you have a 12 month fixed term, you're obliged to pay the rent until the end of that term.
        Unless you serve notice, and I can't imagine that 3 weeks notice would be valid.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          At Jpkeates there is a break clause after 4 months with 1 month notice period

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            #6
            What does the break clause say?
            You can't serve a month's notice now to end on 4th June (or the 1st for that matter).
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              It says 12 month contract but i can leave after 4 months with 1 month notice. I am hoping i could inform them of my decision to leave in the next couple of days. Is there anychance they will try and evict me? It is a flatshare and there are no locks to the rooms just the maindoor. Can they force me out?

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                #8
                What is the exact wording of the break clause, please?
                I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mayofc2000 View Post
                  It says 12 month contract but i can leave after 4 months with 1 month notice. I am hoping i could inform them of my decision to leave in the next couple of days. Is there anychance they will try and evict me? It is a flatshare and there are no locks to the rooms just the maindoor. Can they force me out?
                  They can't evict you legally, no.

                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    #10
                    Please complete & paste https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...ll-new-posters

                    You should give your LL as much Notice as possible of your impending departure.

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