Hi Alex, no the contract hasn't been signed yet.
Its bad news I am afraid.
Unless the contract has been signed, EITHER party can pull
So unless its signed either you or the Landlord can pull out
But if the landlord has changed the terms you are entitled to a 100% refund
The Landlord can not keep ANYTHING
But sadly until the agreement is signed you or he can change the terms
But if it is not signed he can't keep your money and it can be ended
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thanks Alex. My problem was transferring the money prior to receiving the signed contract. I have decided not to rent that place and will try to rent a place through an estate agent.
Thanks for your help.
Have a nice Sunday.