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Just to be clear it has been signed by both you and the landlord?
Ok - so this was a new contract rather than an amendment to the existing one?
Thanks. The fact remains that you have an 'old' contract. You could argue that this was simply an amendment. As such the Landlord is in breach of contract if he changes his/her mind.
What you could do is sue the landlord for breach of contract. You would be entitled to seek repayment of any additional estate agent fees, moving costs and if you have to pay any higher rent for a similar property. Remember you can only claim additional costs.
So yes, there is a valid contract and as such you can sue for loss and damage.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I see that the previous expert has opted out and that you have taken other advice which is never a bad idea.
Let me just try to expand upon what you have already said.
I’m assuming that the original agreements were both signed and dated and it’s the later agreements which were only signed but not dated.
The later agreements are not enforceable.
Whether the original agreements are enforceable (if signed and dated)would depend on whether they had actually been “exchanged”.
You can sign your copy of the agreement and date it and the landlord can do the same but if they simply remain on your desk, there is no contract until such time as the paperwork is exchanged or agreed to be exchanged.
It is highly likely that you signed the document electronically and it was then simply held by the agent. Would need to have received the landlords signed copy (electronically or in hard copy) and then, you would have an enforceable agreement.