Lowly tenant with a question here. This is what happened: - Owner advises me that they want to take vacant possession in August. All cool with me, I want to move out anyway. So we agree with the agent that I'll move out before then. We agree a date in July, everyone's happy. - I email agent to work out how much rent is owed. She gives me a number. I pay that. We're all happy. - I move out on the date agreed. Hear nothing from agent. - 2 days later I email agent to organise final inspection (because I've heard nothing). We agree a date 5 days after the end of the tenancy for that. I say it's more convenient for me to return the keys then, and is that OK? She says fine. Everyone's happy. - Final inspection happens. All good, no damages, nice and clean. Everyone's happy. Agent confirms they'll be repaying the full bond. - Bond repayment email arrives, repayment is short by 5 days rent. I email agent, she says it's because I'm responsible for rent until the keys are returned. I'm not happy. I've tried discussing this with the agent, no agreement. She points me at the tenancy agreement which clearly says the tenant is responsible for rent until the keys are returned. I argue that we agreed the tenancy ended earlier than that. She doesn't agree. I have a choice. Go to Magistrate's Court and attempt to claim at least part of the $178 back, or chalk it up to experience and move on. What do you good people think?