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Is it after the date you agreed to take the property on? Not when you signed the contract but the agreed lease start date?
Ok - but was this after the start date of the tenancy? Is it a full repairing lease?
Ok - but you had an opportunity to inspect before you signed.
Save for the roof, is that the only thing there is an issue with?
How come you didnt pick these things up when you inspected the property?
Yes it is legal to have a contract when you dont have access to meter readings.
However it may be breach of contract in terms of the roof. This is because they verbally agreed. You should have gotten them to confirm this in writing because sadly I am sure they are going to deny that conversation took place.
However they are in breach of contract because of the roof and you can end your contract on that basis.
But in reality you should have inspected the property thoroughly before you wanted to rent it and make sure any works done were put in writing or in the lease.But they are in breach of contract and you can end it.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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