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From what you say you have an email trail confirming your agreement. Is this correct please?
How much did the landlord agree to pay for the same?
Thanks. Have you now moved out already?
Thank you. Do you have a clear agreement by reference to your email exchange that the landlord agreed to pay you £250 for the wardrobe and that you accepted that offer?
Would you like to continue?
Thank you. If there is clear evidence of both an offer made to the landlord and the landlord accepting the offer or vice versa then there is a binding contract on the landlord to buy the wardrobe for the amount agreed and the landlord cannot unilaterally back out of the agreement.
It does not matter that no money has yet changed hands provided you have agreed a price and the time the wardrobe will be handed over to him - namely here that you will leave it when moving out.
You may wish to consider a response to the agency that you have an email train which clearly contains both an offer and acceptance of offer whereby a price and arrangement for the wardrobe has been agreed and you will be holding the landlord to that agreement.
Providing the agent is acting as the landlords agent anything you write to them is deemed to have been written to the landlord and anything the say to you is deemed to have been said by the landlord under agency law.
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