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    Hi all

    I have signed a fixed term sub-tenancy contract with a postdated starting date (02/03/10) and paid one month rent + deposit.

    On 01/03/10, a day before that starting date, I have resigned from the contract because I got transferred to a different city by my employer.

    The Landlord agreed to return the deposit but not the rent (one month).

    Is he right to do so?

    Can I ask for my money back?

    Cheers

    Supersonic00

    #2
    You are at least a bit cheeky in seeking the unilateral ability to walk away from a binding contract.
    How would you feel if the tables had been turned and it was L who agreed to let to you then changed his mind on the day before you were to move-in?
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      #3
      Originally posted by supersonic00 View Post

      Can I ask for my money back?

      Cheers

      Supersonic00
      You can ask anything.
      He could ask for you to pay the rent for the entire term.
      Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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