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I work letting agent. Tenants were due to attend

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Hi, I work for a letting agent.
Tenants were due to attend our offices on Saturday to start an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement with effect from the 16th January 2016. only one tenant turned up, she signed the agreement (its in her and her partners name) and paid the rent and deposit. We did not release keys as advised we needed her partner to sign before these can be released.
The partner has since been very aggressive and rude on the telephone and having spoken to the Landlord, he no longer wants to proceed with their tenancy. Especially as the partner failed to attend on the 16th January 2016 to sign his parts of the agreement.
The tenancy has not been signed by the partner although he is named on the tenancy agreement. All copies of documentation are in our possession.
Can we cancel the agreement and return all monies to them instead?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Has the landlord signed it also please?
Alex
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi Alex,No, the agreement has not been signed by the Landlord or us (on behalf of the Landlord). The only person who has signed the agreement is 1 of the tenants.Many Thanks
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi Alex,
Did you receive my last message? See below.
Many Thanks18/01/2016 12:21
Alex W Alex W Solicitor
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.Has the landlord signed it also please?Alex
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18/01/2016 12:30
Hi Alex,No, the agreement has not been signed by the Landlord or us (on behalf of the Landlord). The only person who has signed the agreement is 1 of the tenants.Many Thanks
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
If it's not been signed by the landlord then it is not binding. Either party can pull out at any time. So if it's not been signed then you can withdraw the tenancy and not agree to let.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

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