I have a bit of a situation where some feedback would be good.
I have rented a flat in Sep 2020 on a 1 year lease. In Febuary 2021 I was offered a job to another city, I contacted my landlord and requested to come to an agreement to terminate the contract and he refused. I advised I will be moving out anyway and continue to pay the lease as agreed as long as he gives me a recomandation for my new landlord, he agreed.
Fast forward 5 months and I decided to return to the city where I rented the flat to visit some friends, I contacted the landlord to ask for my key back as I am still under contract and haven’t breached the lease, meaning I’ve been making my payments as agreed. The landlord advised me that he rented out my flat but would be happy to sort out another one for my stay.
Now I am wondering, this entire situation seems a bit messed up, I am paying rent, utilities and council tax for a flat that someone else is living in what would be a fair resolution to this. I haven’t yet brought it up with my landlord as I expect it will cause a bit argument, just looking for some feedback on what other people think about this situation and how I should best deal with it.
Thank you for your time,