Hello there, I and my wife have moved into a new apartment (brand new build-in a block XXX a last week , it is managed by a letting agent who act as theXXXX between me and the landlord / owner. It is a oneXXXX without parking nearXXXX train station; we requested some basic fittings for the flat such as hooks in bathroom/hallway; racks in storage space etc. The agents are saying that we have to pay for them even if it would obviously stay in the flat for future tenants. On top of it, we just realized that we wereXXXX more that what other one bed flats in the building have been advertised. Further, we didn't realise that the flat would be so noisy as it is very close to the trainlines. During the flat viewing, we were told that they would try to sort out our car parking, but now have told us that one bed flats are not eligible for car parking and if we need we would pay a further XXX for renting out space from other tenants of two bed flats in the same building. We feel cheated and disappointed with our choice; this is broad day light robbery. We were desperate to find a place and were scared to haggle the rent as this property was the only one bed available last week and was very popular. However, we see that two new one bed flats (slightly bigger in size) have been advertised yesterday at a rent that XXXXlesser in the same building. We are seriously considering just leaving altogether. We signed a 12 month contract with a 6 month break clause, but the address on the agreement refers to the wrong apartment (one of the countless letdowns on the letting agents' part). Would it be safe to just ditch the place despite signing a XXXXwith wrong address (incorrect postcode) or could I get taken to court and be forced to pay the remainder of my contract?
Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I understand that the lease does not include terms on parking and fittings etc, but what got us really worked up was that we were sucked into a rental which is XXXXore than what the rest of one beds are paying in the same building. To add insult to the wounds- we have to further cough outXXXXand "get used" to the noise due to XXXX
We have already paid 6 weeks deposit and one month rent in advance. We spoke to one of the junior members of the letting agency yesterday and were told to get in touch on Monday (to have a chat with the senior staff) and also to send our concerns in writing.
We do not mind putting up with many of the flaws in this place but it is very hard to digest that we will also be paying more than a grand to do so. Is this the price of being nice and trusting people at face value? it just leaves a bad taste to start with.
Further, as a result of their failure to sort out the postcode issue with the local authority (all the services that we have contacted including the postoffice keep telling us that this postcode is registered for the entire building of 40 flats, but the individual units are not registered),