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We have a restaurant business with leased premises. The

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Hi, we have a restaurant business with leased premises. The contract says we have to pay rent 3 months ahead. After 1 year of payments we agreed with the landlords to change to only 1 month in advance. This was fine for a few months then the premises changed hands and now the new owners want us to go back to 3 months. The change was only verbally made. Can they enforce this or is our verbal agreement binding ? Thank you , Vince Payne
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help,you.
How long have you been paying one month ahead?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, we've paid 1 month ahead for 4 months
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 months
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Did they agree in writing or only verbally?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Verbally but we did confirm to them that we would pay monthly as agreed.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok. If it was agreed and you have evidence of your monthly repayments this is a contract. It therefore can't be changed and the new landlords must honour that.
Otherwise it's breach of contract. Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Alex, so we are ok to insist on continuing to pay monthly ?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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