Hi, I have recently moved out of my flat. I moved out a month earlier than I was supposed as the agent told me that the property was sold. This was included in the contract (in case the flat was sold he had the right to give a notice). As there was some damage to the property I lost my deposit. He was supposed to give me back a months rent money as I have moved out a month earlier. However, according to him the damages costed higher than the deposit so he took that rent money as well.
After some time I decided to check the place and most of the repairs were not done. More importantly there was no one living at the flat so I decided to check if the flat was actually sold. It wasn’t. It is still owned by the same landlord and is still listed as a flat for sale on the agent’s website. So I got kicked out before my contract ended although the flat wasn’t sold to anyone. Considering also that the repairs weren’t done, I am pretty sure that the agent pocketed the deposit and rent money.
Is there any way that I can get this money back. Shall I sue him or is there any solution to this? He might be doing this to every tenant.
Thanks a lot!