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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know if this is a rental property?
If so, why did you sign the agreement if you wanted a different start date?
It is a rental property, the agent said for paperwork they would need to hold the house so she put 3rd Dec althought telling her I would move in end of Dec
Ok - well if you signed on 3rd December and that is what the contract states then sadly you are liable.
But it must be signed by you and the Landlord or on behalf of the Landlord.
If the contract is not then it is not a valid contract and you are not bound. There is no legal requirement for references or credit checks.
so i just lose out £300 just like that
However if you dont move in on 3rd Dec then you don't lose the money - you are just liable for rent from 3rd Dec
They can't take the property off you
Or if you cancel the contract you lose £300 yes
This is because you signed a contract. If you did not want to be bound it should not have been signed.
However if the contract has not been signed by both parties, then it is not valid and not binding
so it means they are just making money of people without giving the right infomation,
why wasn't given a copy of the contract when i asked
If you signed the contract and it says 3rd Dec then you are bound.
But again, it needs to be signed by both parties to be binding
i was told there might a compromise
If the contract is signed by both, then yes you would lose the £00
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?
what can you clarify this is all scams
but i know in judgement that is the last £300 they will ever make in business
Yes indeed. You can of course report it to the property Ombudsman
You could also take them to Court if you wish, but you know my concerns.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this?
You have rated BAD SERVICE despite be giving you the legal answer and what to do to get your money back?
What else is it you want to know?