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Hi Mike, thanks for your enquiry. I am afraid that as the new Tenancy Agreement has not yet been signed, there is no legally binding agreement between you and your Landlord. The oral assurances from the Agents means nothing in law, and likewise, you could have refused to sign the Tenancy had it been received by you. I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position. Kind Regards Al
Hi, I'm afraid you don't have grounds to argue there was an oral binding agreement- they could have sent you the Agreement to sign, for example, and you would have had the right to refuse to sign it. Oral Tenancy agreements are only valid if the 2 parties (Landlord and Tenant) agree a letting, money is paid over by the Tenant and the keys handed over. In your case, no such agreement was made with the Landlord, merely correspondence with his Agents. I am sorry. Kind Regards Al
Hi, can I assist you any further? If not, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer. Kind Regards Al