Hi thanks for your question.
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If the contract is with you and requires you to be let part of the house for a fixed sum of £280 or otherwise, then they can only require you to pay that sum, and you can hold them to that sum.
If they have failed to get their maths right for any reason, that's their problem.
Does this answer your question please? Is there anything else you would like to know?
It sort of does, I am just waiting for two of the previous people to come back and let me know what it said on their contracts from last year. We have not been issued a contract yet, so I think we have a problem...
Okay, the written agreement would help, without a doubt, but an agreement orally is legally enforceable too. However, if there is a dispute about who said what, then this could come down to who the court believes.
I have just found out. The previous tenants had contracts for £280 plus bills. The agent has emailed us to say that now it is for FOUR it will be £350. Would that help or can they just pull out and say hard luck, we are now only renting to 4 people as we have not signed any agreement. (PS: I don't get charged for each of these messages do I? )
If they're seeking a higher figure and will not allow you to move in at the agreed figure, then you can pull out and go somewhere else.
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