I signed a six month lease for a flat on the 04/09/2015.
I gave the landlord my keys back on the 23/01/2016 with over one month of lease remaining as I felt i was being exposed to danger due to other tenants smoking (smells like cannabis) every night and only one fire escape which is made of wood, a staircase. The boiler keeps breaking down (no gas safety cert shown to me) and my landlord is not interested in my complaints. The landlord advised me that I would have to complete my terms of tenancy agreement and give one months notice in writing.
On the 24/01/2016 I asked for my keys back so I could complete my tenancy agreement legaly and without getting a bad credit rating ETC. After several emails and even a lenghty letter and after paying the final months rent and giving one months notice in writing to complete my 6 month tenancy agreement. The landlord is still refusing to return the keys and denying me access to the flat I am paying rent for. They are now claiming I have abandonet it and by law I’m not allowed back in. I find this very Difficult to accept.
Can anyone help me please.