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Yes I signed a rental agreement through a third party. Unfortunately he filled in the duration after I had signed the agreement while he was supposedly just checking everything was correct. He also didn't tell me it was a years notice to cancel.
In the terms and conditions it says that if I don't give a years notice to cancel three years into the rental then after 4 years I will be automatically rolled onto a further 4 year rental agreement.
I was only made aware of this when I tried to give notice after almost 4 years.
I didn't read the terms no because he said he'd tell me the important bits. There were numerous terms in very small font so I took him at his word.
Yes it was for business purposes as I am a sole trader.
I didn't read it because there were a lot of them and he convinced me he'd told me the important points. This was my first venture into business and I assumed the law protected me from anything unfair especially since it says on the agreement that it's covered by the consumer credit act.
As I said earlier I became aware of the terms when I tried to cancel the agreement after almost 4 years. They continued to take payments after I had cancelled and when I queried it they told me of the terms.