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1. This claim by the landlords is purely a try on. There is no entitlement in law to have your flight from Canada paid for by tenants just because a lease comes to an end. The obligation here was on the landlord to make whatever arrangements they wanted at the end of the tenancy to satisfy themselves. However, it does not give them the right to fly halfway round the world at the tenants' expense. Be aware that if this matter does to court, they will get laughed out of court. The fact the agents returned your deposit in full will be evidence that all was well with the flat, before the landlords decided they wanted a free flight halfway round the world. So stand your ground here.
2. There is no law which prevents legal proceedings being taken, even if there is no merit to the claim. YOu will just have to fight any action started and see it through to the bitter end. It doesn't say a lot for their claim that their agents have already abandoned the landlords and have returned the deposit. You should simply get a solicitor to write back a stern letter and reject the sums claimed. It was probably the wrong tactic to offer £380 to them as this simply encourages them to persevere.