Aaaaargh just had the letting agents on the phone - why haven't I given my keys back today? "Because I have nowhere to go." "Oh you should have told us you had decided to stay." "I haven't decided to stay, I just have nowhere else to go." "Didn't you think about calling us to let us know?" "No." [Didn't occur to me at all!!!!!!! and nobody else advised it] "You should have done out of courtesy to the landlady, she has people booked to go in next week" "What, to live here? With this place so bad?!!" "I meant, to start work refurbishing it" "You mean the repair work that should have been done a year ago?" "Well it would have been courtesy." "Courtesy went out of the window ages ago when she started turning up here unannounced with no prior arrangement and sending workmen round with less than 12hrs notice that didn't do the work." "Oh I see, I'll tell her you've decided to stay." "No I haven't decided! I can't get anywhere else as I have no money for deposit for anywhere else and nobody has told me IF or WHEN I might get the deposit back for here." "Oh you won't get it back now if she was to take you to court." "Nobody's told me if I was going to get it back at all!!!! The council phoned you about it on my behalf weeks ago." "We have no record of that." (Surprise! they are a useless agency). I bet the landlady marches round here tomorrow. Sadly she has a key. I don't want an argument so I will not open the door, I don't know what else to do!!!! Chances are if the dog is here she won't dare just come in.