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to take back my rent and depost

By jorge_t at 10:47, Thu March 15 2012, in Tenant Rights - 6 responses

As I said before, if you are renting a room in the landlord's house, there is very little in the law to protect you. A landlord should give you reasonable notice, which is usually considered the same as your rent period: if you pay by the month the normally one month's notice, pay weekly - one week's notice. The fact that he has only given you 2 days' notice indicates to me that he was not very happy with you - in fact he was probably extremely angry. Very often problems build up and then one more is enough for a landlord to say - "out, please; it is my house, my rules - if you do not want to live by my rules then leave."

Again, I say that the landlord may not be returning your deposit until he gets the bills for electricity, gas etc so that he can calculate exactly how much you owe him. If you do not return the keys he may consider that you have not left as you can at any time enter the house unless he changes the locks, in which case you can be liable for this expense.

In principle, he should return you rent as he asked you to leave. However, not knowing all the circumstances it is impossible to say. He should not be at a loss if you have broken his rules.

There is also a possibility that you have misunderstood him as you are appear not to be a native speaker of English. Having been an English teacher, myself, in different countries, I know of the many misunderstandings that exist by non-native speakers: both my students not understanding and where I have not understood correctly when talking to someone in whose country I was living due to my less than perfect knowledge of their language.
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