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),
we are are not being able to get any services transferred to our name including electricity/water/internet/banking etc.
Should the letting agency stand their grounds then We want to be prepared and possibly have some options to a)amicably resolve this situation -by either negotiating a free parking space or reducing the rent b) use legal means to break the contract (in the main contract - they have made two mistakes- have used the wrong postcode and swapped my surname around for first name.
It seems that we do not stand a chance, but still it would be great if you could advise whether we should take any formal legal route or explore any other options.