Hi! Bit of a confusing one here.
We decided to leave our property after 6 Months (break clause) as we were not happy with a few things and wanted to move out of the area. As stated in our contract we had to give 2 months notice before the 12 Month AST was up - which we did. In fact, it will work out that we were in the property for 6 months and 25 days by the time we move.
We moved in 1 Oct 2020 and leaving on 25 April 2021 (notice given on 25th Feb). An oversight on our behalf was that we thought the 25 days of April would be pro-rata’d and we wouldn’t pay the full month of April’s rent. The landlord let us know that this wasn’t the case (The day before the rent was due when we asked a week in advance…) and that we had to pay the full month’s rent. This is annoying but absolutely fine.
We noticed that in the current property’s advert on OR that they have listed it as available from 26th April - and today it has been let agreed.
My question is - is this allowed? Of course there’s every chance that the new tenants may not be moving in until 1st May and there’s no way of me finding this out without asking the landlord themselves - but assuming that they’re moving in on 26th then it means the landlord will be collecting rent from them from 26th and still have the extra 5 days money from us. Surely if we have to pay for the property until 30th April then they cannot move people in until after this date?
Any help would be appreciated! It’s a bit of a difficult one as we informed the council tax/utility companies that we were moving on 25th April so to cease contracts on that date which the landlord is aware of - If we open this can of worms with the rent situation then I’m worried we will then have to pay for the utilities for another 5 days.