I’ve decided to move out of a flat in london and just invoked the mutual break clause. Now I received an angry letter from my landlord, saying that he wants to deduct 1,350 pounds, which is all of my deposit. The toilet was blocked twice and had to be repaired, and he wants me to pay 750 pounds for the first time and 600 pounds for the second time. Those two sums together magically exactly equal my deposit.
Now Ihave to say that the toilet is very sensitive and blocks if you throw even only a small amount of paper into it, and this was not outlined in the contract I signed. It should have been in there, because this is not what I understand by “normal use”.
I hvave a letter from my landlord two months ago confirimng that I will not have to bear the costs. This letter was an answer to my request who will have to pay. But now apparently he changed his opinion.
One more thing: Thee plumber took 4 hours the first time and 1 hour the second time, and I don’t think any “material” was used. This shouldn’t add up to 1,350 pounds. I have not even seen the actual bill.
I also just asked myself if the deposit is even registered and where it is because i’ve jsut read that it is a criminal offence for the landlord not to register it.
What should I do now?
Thanks in advance