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    • Mr_Stroopwafel
    • By Mr_Stroopwafel 9th Jul 18, 11:06 PM
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    Fixed term let agreement- agency claiming extra days rent is due?
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    • 9th Jul 18, 11:06 PM
    Fixed term let agreement- agency claiming extra days rent is due? 9th Jul 18 at 11:06 PM
    I have moved out of a house with fixed term tenancy from 02/01/2018 "up-to and including 01/07/18"
    I paid rent on the 1st of each month.

    Just got my deposit back with a day's rent taken off for 1st of July claiming I should've given notice a day earlier.

    This seems wrong to me as it's a fixed term and includes that day anyway so no notice is required.

    Can anyone advise please? Seems to me they are just trying it on.

    Thank you!
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 10th Jul 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 6:00 AM
    I have moved out of a house with fixed term tenancy from 02/01/2018 "up-to and including 01/07/18"
    I paid rent on the 1st of each month.

    Just got my deposit back with a day's rent taken off for 1st of July claiming I should've given notice a day earlier.

    This seems wrong to me as it's a fixed term and includes that day anyway so no notice is required.

    Can anyone advise please? Seems to me they are just trying it on.

    Thank you!
    Originally posted by Mr_Stroopwafel
    Why did you agree to that deduction before letting the scheme release your deposit?

    You don't need to give notice to end a fixed term tenancy it just ends when it ends. Go back to the letting agent and tell them you want your money back.
    Last edited by Pixie5740; 10-07-2018 at 7:36 AM. Reason: typo
    • Simonr66
    • By Simonr66 10th Jul 18, 9:37 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:37 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:37 AM
    As Pixie says your fixed term ends on the stipulated date and provided you hand the keys back on or before said date you do not need to give notice, however if you go one day over then it would become periodic and you are then bound by the notice period.


    Write to the agent and dispute the days rent, address it to the business owner if an independent agent or to the manager if its a corporate.
    Last edited by Simonr66; 10-07-2018 at 10:11 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
    • Mr_Stroopwafel
    • By Mr_Stroopwafel 10th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
    It's a company let so no dispute scheme.

    I'm trying to clarify my case, as far as I'm concerned it's a 6 month tenancy not 6 months and an additional day tacked on.
    Does the rent paid on 1st of the month cover that day or does it start from the 2nd?
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 10th Jul 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:45 PM
    It's a company let so no dispute scheme.

    I'm trying to clarify my case, as far as I'm concerned it's a 6 month tenancy not 6 months and an additional day tacked on.
    Does the rent paid on 1st of the month cover that day or does it start from the 2nd?
    Originally posted by Mr_Stroopwafel
    It's the date your tenancy starts that's important when it comes to the end date of the tenancy, not the date you paid your rent.

    If you had a 6 month tenancy and have made 6 months worth of rental payments then you do not owe any further rent money.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 10th Jul 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:47 PM
    It's a six month tenancy so should only be six months' rent due.

    Your rent payment on 2 January was for a full month, right?
    • Mr_Stroopwafel
    • By Mr_Stroopwafel 10th Jul 18, 1:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:10 PM
    It started on the 2nd Jan
    • Mr_Stroopwafel
    • By Mr_Stroopwafel 10th Jul 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:16 PM
    Yes it was a full month
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