I was renting an apartment in the centre of Brussels and I paid two months security deposit when I moved in. I handed in my notice on the apartment after I went on sick leave and had to leave my job and move back to the UK and the landlady and estate agent told me that I would have to give three months notice, so I paid up until today even though I haven't been living there.
Yet when I moved out today the landlady told me that because my contract had become a 'nine year contract' as I had been there over a year (despite handing in my notice before the year was up) she was withholding my deposit as I owed her two months rent.
The estate agent did not tell me about this and I want to know how it can be that I have to essentially pay five months rent for an apartment I was living in for 14 months in total. Surely the three months notice should cover the 2 months requirement? I was unaware I had rented an apartment from Dick Turpin!