I got it MandM, cool down please.
As others have stated, an INTENT to sublet is like an intent to murder... so long as you didn't actually DO it, no crime involved. He does not have a leg to stand on.
As others here have clearly and accurately indicated, just grow a backbone and refuse to back down. Just state, verbally or in writing (with the latter being better imho), that you did not sublet, you are not in breach of your lease, you are prepared to hand over your keys on the [date] and expect to get your deposit back in accordance with the terms of the lease. Fill in the form 7 to object to the illegal notice on your door. You have the law in your favour, you only need to just stand up and use it and stop being intimidated by your landlord. If you can't do that, get a friend to help you or something.
Yeah you guys are right. I just wanted to be sure that it would not be illegal to change the locks even with the lease that ends, but now that I know it's not, I'll fight the landlord.
Here's what I'll do:
- change the locks.
- send the landlord an email saying that I will give him the new keys after mutual inspection and him giving me the cash in my hand.
- state in the email that B&E will still be considered as a crime as the lease is not completed and that he should not try to enter unless he wants to be in big trouble.
I will videotape the mutual inspection and have a friend with me as a witness.
Meanwhile I'll just sleep at a friend's house. I'll move out because as the guy clearly is a dumbass he might break in and just throw my stuff away in anger.
I will share all of this with the tribunal and state it in the opposition form so that everything is 100% crystal clear on both sides.
Last edited by TheDocHK; 05-01-2016 at 04:56 PM.