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How do you know they dont have or need planning permission please?
Yes rent is still payable under the contract. If it was a case of fraud then the answer would be no.
But in this case its not fraud, the Landlord just isnt doing what they should be.So sadly the answer is yes, rent is still payable.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?