I moved out for 2 weeks in May for exams and my flatmates got another person to rent my room for June without telling me or me giving them permission to do so.
I wanted to rent the room for myself for June. I had paid the agent on 1st June but the lodger has paid rent on 1st/2nd June. I came into the room to find the lodger on 2nd June.
What rights do I have to penalise them and obtain my room or money back without the agent penalising me as they may think I subletted my room?
Also we collectively (at the beginning of contract in October) decided to sublet the living room but I believe that this is forbidden also by the agent. I am the lead tenant so I may be penalised for this I don’t know.
Ask me any questions if you need any clarification.
Thank you for your help