Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
Can you kindly confirm if you actually signed a lease originally with the landlord please or was nothing actually signed or agreed?
How did you pay the landlord - cash or bank transfer for example?
no nothing was signed and we paid cash
Thanks. Does the landlord admit receipt of the cash? If not do you have a bank record showing the cash withdrawal?
No he doesn't, I have withdrawals with no reason on my personal account
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Sorry for the delay in reverting to you. Thank you. Are there any emails between you negotiating terms or was everything conducted verbally? Was the £22K for rent or for the £90K premium you mention? Has any rent actually been paid?