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Rent owed for month i collected keys

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Tenant

Hi i collected keys to my private rental 29-09-2014, i couldnt move in until 2-10-2014 as heating didnt work and i had a 1yr old child.recently after occuring some rent arrears which have since been paid in full he has said i owe him rent for the entire month of september!housing benefit paid the last week.

Can he actually do this?

Any help please 🙂

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Administrator

Hi Jemma

When did the tenancy agreement start? That’s the date from which you need to start paying rent.

Alex

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Tenant

I signed the tenancy agreement on the same day i got the keys.29th sept.So am i right in saying i owe him nothing as housing benefit paid that week?

it just seems like hes trying it on a bit as i had fallen behind with rent

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Administrator

Hi Jemma

I’m not sure how housing benefit works but your obligation to pay him only starts with the tenancy – i.e. on 29th September. Before that he’s on his own.

Alex

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