Am I liable for 7 years of back rent?
(updated on Tuesday, February 03rd 2009)
Our Experts Answer:If you and your previous landlord agreed in writing to vary your tenancy agreement, I suggest you provide your ex-landlord with a copy of this. If this was a verbal agreement, I suggest you put down in writing what the verbal agreement covered, and provide this to your ex-landlord. Such an agreement would appear to be supported by the fact that no rent was paid for seven years and that the bond was signed off at the end of the tenancy. If your ex-landlord still believes there is unpaid rent, he could apply to the Tenancy Tribunal. To discuss your situation further, you can contact the Department of Building and Housing on 0800 TENANCY (0800 836 262).
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