I had to move office because there was no clear resolution in site.As i mentioned - we had been in the property for 10 weeks before receiving the first lease agreement - despite me emailing the property agents regularly to chase it up. When the lease agreement was finally provided they were trying to over charge us on rates and insisted it was paid directly to them, not the city council. We had agreed that all bills would be inclusive of the monthly rent prior to moving in but the lease agreement it stated we had to pay the bills separately. When i contested this they denied it - despite me having it in writing. And finally - when i received the email that was clearly intended for someone else i lost all trust in the people i was dealing with. It appeared like they were looking to take advantage of our ignorance and our lack of experience.
Overall i moved because i felt nervous staying there. I have a start-up business that had only been running for 14 months at the time. I therefore do not have money to just throw around. Having an office is essential to the running of my company and my position in that office felt insecure.
And it had been agreed in writing before moving in to the offices that bills would be included - The lease agreement provided after 10 weeks stated that we had to pay bills on top of rent.
I then recieved the following email intended for someone else:
I have agreed terms to let 3 small offices here and the heads of terms are attached.
I suspect the tenants will simply sign the lease rather than use lawyers.
Can you amend the document you sent to reflect these terms and return it to me