Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
You want to know if you or the landlord can pull out when it has not been signed?
You are only liable if the landlord has signed it.
You can cancel if the landlord has not signed it.
If the landlord has signed it you are bound.
Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?
Yes you can assume.
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It's contract law. It's common law so not down in writing, but considered under common law principles.
Common law means there are no Acts of Parliament. You can google search contract law and read for yourself.
That's why, like when you are selling a house it's always subject to contract (being signed).
Yes he would be entitled to keep agent fees but not the deposit.