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I have recently signed a lease commercial property. Prior

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Hi
I have recently signed a lease for a commercial property.
Prior to this the landlord allowed us to use a small amount of the space to store a few small items. We were very much under the impression this was a goodwill gesture (free), however he has now given us a bill for more than the rental value.
Can he do this?
I am assuming due to there not being an agreement in place he can not charge a penny, however I am of course willing to contribute.
Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Was it ever agreed you would be charged please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi AlexSorry - I have not previously used this service and just wanted to check you got my previous message.Sorry if I'm being impatient.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Dont worry!
In that case the Landlord can NOT charge you. In order to charge there MUST be an agreement that there was going to be a charge, there was not.
The Landlord can't then turn round and say, oh here is a bill.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's brilliant, thank you so much.