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Am I within my rights not letting them in to survey the building......again? They have offered free rent, but only if we sign to agree that we will leave on the 13th January even though the lease will terminate on 1st Feb...If we agree to this, then does this mean that in effect we are forfeiting before the landlords do? What are the possible implications of agreeing to this as far as debt secured on the lease, and us removing all fixtures and fittings to try and sell in order to recoup some of our investment. If we do not sign, then they have threatened to withdraw the offer of free rent till we leave and pursue us for all arrears owed after the lease is terminated... almost like blackmail! Can they do this?