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    Landlord Access Issue

    I wonder if anyone can help with a concern I have regarding my landlord and my AST agreement.

    My partner and I were resting mid afternoon having just returned from a vacation in USA. Our landlord, who knew we had been away, surprised us both by gaining access to the flat causing us both to wake up in fear at first, at the thought of being burgled before ascertaining that it was our landlord who left quickly once challenged without completing whatever they had come to do - which is still unknown.

    During our vacation I had been in contact with our landlord 2 days prior to the above incident and at no point did they notify me of the need to enter the flat (and there was clearly no emergency on the day itself) thus breaking the term of the AST which states:

    "Other than in the case of an emergency, the landlord shall give the tenant not less than 24 hours written notice."

    The relationship we have is poor with our landlord to the extent we would like to end our 1 year AST early - approx 5 months. Do the actions outlined above give due reason for my partner and I to provide 2 months notice of our intention to cancel the agreement? This would leave ample time for replacement tenants to be found.

    Would our deposit be protected?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

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