I need help in understanding the rule regarding my landlord charging the rent to conduct repair.
I have terminated the tenancy after giving 2 months notice. When I asked for my deposit back he sent me an email with all the cost to repair. Its almost 50% of my deposit amount.
And in the end he had written a threatening line to agree for the cost:
I am proposing to not charge for the following items in a good faith effort to reach agreement on the amount to be deducted from the deposit. However, if we cannot agree to the charges above, I reserve all rights to charge you for the items below.
3.1 The front door (where modification was made without permission and a large house number has been stuck. The house already had a number plaque above its door. (£100 incl. material)
2.2 and 2.3 Cleaning (under the refrigerator, extractor hood filters)
Cleaning after the above repair work is completed (£200)
Cost of labour (I have considered labour cost on the basis that all the above work is carried out in one go. If some items are staggered, then the labour cost may change).
Cost of painting doors (£400)
Full cost of replacing the burn marked and damaged worktops: £300 (£250-£350)
Labour cost to resilicone all around the kitchen worktop and in the bathroom: £50
Replacing the bathroom sink which is chipped: £100
Cost of vacant property whilst the repair work is carried out to the property: 10 days (£630)
I am particularly looking for advice on the last item where he is charging me rent to coduct the repair. Can someone tell if it is legal to charge rent while conducting the repair after tenancy terminated? Thanks in advance.