I moved from Cardiff to Glasgow and agreed to rent a room from a flatshare website having looked at the photos of the room and spoken to the landlord. On arriving in Glasgow, I was dismayed that the room was nothing like the photo. It is a different room in and the landlord has said she put the wrong photo on the ad. I had to take the room as I had no where else to go. The landlord says she has another room coming up in another flat in April but I am wondering if she will be true to her word. I signed a 6 month short assured tenancy but verbally agreed that I would give the room 2 months and get first refusal on the other room. Have I any comeback against this registered Landlord if the other room doesn't materialise? Would I need to give notice? Can I move out before the 2 months if I find something better? I feel so foolish and as I am on benefits, this makes it harder to find another room. Thank you Fern
The room that is in the photo is in another flat that has already been let. Landlady also advertised the room as £300 pm / £69 per week but is charging me £320 pcm. That makes it more than £69 pw. I have seen another place who will accept DSS and need to let it asap. As I say, I have no confidence in my landlady coming up with this other better room.
I rent a bedroom and share the living room, kitchen and bathroom with a male flatmate. When I spoke wit the landlady before taking up the room, she told me it had fitted wardrobes, was approx 5 feet by 3 feet and there was a land line. No fitted wardrobes, flatmate won't share the land line that he installed into his room as part of his sky package, I pay him £10 to use WiFi broadband and the room is small. No thermostat on the radiator. She seems to have got the two rooms mixed up to make it more appeal able.
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She says she has a bigger room with fitted wardrobes in another flat. She is waiting for the male to move out of it beginning of April. I would be sharing with a female.
What is AST and how would I go about claiming breach?
I only need to give 1 months notice hopefully. I am due to pay my rent to the landlord on Friday and will ask her if this other room is coming up otherwise I will give my month's notice but I just want to be prepared as most of the discussions have been verbal. I don't want her saying that because I signed a 6 month lease that she is going to hold me to it!