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Is there any legal way of getting my deposit back with a sub-let room?

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I have rented a room in a flat.It is being sub-let by the current tenant since he cant afford to pay for the rent on his own. It was a min of 6mos stay. When I moved in I asked the sub-letter to give me a contract for my stay. I paid him one month deposit and one month advance.I made him sign a receipt of the deposit I paid him.


Due to work changes I have to move before end of contract. I informed my sub-letter 2months in advance while he was looking for my replacement.I even helped him advertise(at my own expense) online for us to get another tenant. When I moved out, he asked me if he can return my deposit back when a new tenant moves in.I agreed to him, just being considerate as well. I even agreed that instead of giving me back full deposit, he will retain some of it as compensation for the time he wasted not going to work just to meet up potential renters.


Now he already got a new person renting the room. I asked him if he can give me back remaining of my deposit. He is now avoiding me.not answering my calls and messages.


Do I have any legal right?

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