Rent overpayment refund if tenancy agreement ends early?

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    Originally posted by Ex Tenant View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks again for your advice. It gave me the confidence to stand my ground and I have finally received a cheque from my old landlord for the over-payment of rent!
    Well done; perseverance reaps rewards sometimes!
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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