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May I ask if you reduced your agreement with the landlord into writing please or was this just verbal?
Why have you incurred charges with Sky? Did you install a dish and then have to take it down?
Thanks. Do you have the landlord/agents above confirmation in writing or just verbally?
If the latter do they accept that they confirmed as much?
Thanks. Could you tell me what the landlord says in his email?
Thanks. If you can show that you made it clear that the installation of a dish was critical and that the tenancy was conditional upon you being able to do so and that the landlord agreed that you could do so, that the landlord was able to give you permission to install a satellite dish places him in breach of contract
it is important that you can demonstrate that you made it very clear that the tenancy was conditional upon you being able to install the dish and that the landlord expressly confirmed that you were able to in order to raise such a claim
if you can demonstrate this by reference to correspondence, you can seek damages from the landlord for breach of contract. In order to recover your charges paid to Sky you would need to be able to show that you incurred such charges in reliance upon the landlord confirmation and that you are unable to mitigate or reduce those costs - i.e. you asked that they were reduced but Sky refused.
in addition, if you can demonstrate that the tenancy was conditional upon the erection of a dish as opposed to something you would just like to be able to put up, then these are grounds for rescinding the contract early without incurring reletting fees.
accordingly, he may consider initially putting the above points to the landlord and giving the landlord notice of your intention to leave as a result going to breach of contract as to best of contract and that you will not be paying any rent beyond the date you notify owners any claim the landlord considers you have is against you will be fully defended in the County Court together with a claim for damages for your lost satellite charges
Is there anything above I can clarify for you?
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