In Small Claims Court, the judge can look at things a little more deeply and if the judge thinks you have been allowed to leave prematurely and the landlord cannot prove that there is damage or rent arrears due as a result of your lease, the judge can order the landlord to refund you the money. Remember that the landlord can pass against you for the rent due below the rest of the rental agreement. If you have broken the terms of the lease, your landlord can send you an end notice. The owner is expected to tell the court that you have violated the agreement. Within 45 days of the lease expiry, the lessor must send the tenant a written declaration of damages. If a tenant does not agree with the claim or the landlord does not send a written declaration of compensation, a tenant can sue the landlord. Subject to certain criteria, the lessor must first send a valid notification under Section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925 for the initiation of an expiry procedure. You must give your landlord a reasonable amount of time to resolve the problem. If you find that the landlord or broker does not take your concerns seriously, the Council`s environmental health team can help if the violation concerns you, may also be held responsible for the unpaid rent and be sued by your agency or lessor if you leave the property before the legal contract is terminated. If you have to go to court, you will be asked to prove that your landlord or agent has breached the terms of the contract. You must also show that you have given them the opportunity to solve the problem. If you receive a closure notice, make sure your landlord has given you the correct message. It depends on the length of your lease.
It is then up to the judges to decide whether your right to the infringement is important enough to void the lease. There is always a risk if you leave a lease before the contract expires, so it is important that you put all available measures to resolve the problem before deciding to leave the issue. If the problem is that the owner does not make repairs, you should contact the Council.