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Assistant: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I need advice on my rights as a tenants when landlord gives wrong name on the tenancy agreement
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No
Assistant: Where is the property located?
Customer: Birmingham UK
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: don’t think so

Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.


Who's name is on the tenancy agreement?


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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hi Lea
Landlord’s name is a corporation name
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
That corporation changed name months before the tenancy started
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Yet the old name is on the tenancy agreement as the landlord and the letting agency signed on behalf of the landlord.

Do you have a copy of the tenancy agreement? If yes, please attach it using the paperclip.


Who owns the property?



Customer: replied 15 days ago.
When we wanted to move in, the agency sent us the documents to fill in and sign. And then they did all landlord parts, I only noticed the name is wrong few months ago
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Our contract is coming to an end in a month and we are planning to renew. The letting agent again sent us an agreement with the old name
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
And I kind of lost it
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I don’t have an electronic copy at hand
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
As both the landlord and the agency have been very unsupportive from day one, I want to give them both a lesson. When I raised it they said oh sorry we ask the landlord to confirm the new name.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
That is for the renewal.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
But I want to use the existing contract and give them a lesson
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Just don’t know how

What lesson were you hoping to teach them?



Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I think they both need to be fined
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
The landlord for providing the wrong info and the agent for not checking ir collaboration

Under what law?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
That’s my question
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Is there any law

I am sorry to disappoint you but there isn't a law that will allow anyone to be fined for making an error on a tenancy agreement. Particularly since you have drawn the error to their attention, they have acknowledged it and said they will chase up the new name.


Does that assist?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
They can get away with the false / fake identity but tenants can’t , is that the the case ?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
How do I know they made an error an didn’t want to get away with the tax

The question would actually be whether it was a simple error or an attempt to deceive. As you got what you bargained for (renting the property,paid your rent, got to live in the property), it is very likely to be viewed as an error, not fraud.

If you think they are tax evading, then you can report them to HMRC.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
If I had not brought it to their attention it would then be treated differently
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Is that’s what you are saying. Have I got that right?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
You make an error once and you do it again for the renewal

No, whether you brought it to their attention or not, there is no law that states that there is a fine available for putting the wrong information on the tenancy agreement.


The problems are most likely to be theirs - as if they wanted to evict you they would have to prove the company on the agreement existed and that it owned the property. If they couldn't do that, they couldn't evict you.


Please accept and rate positively using the five stars at the top of your page as that is how I am paid for assisting you today. Thank you.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
So there is nothing I can basically do. No they had all their rents on time and delayed repairsFor 7 to 8 months

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about the incorrect name on the agreement.


If you have not had full use of the property, you might have a claim for disrepair.


Kindly rate positively.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thanks for your time.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Helpful to know there is no law
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Just a bit impatient to get the rating
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.

Your negative rating means I don't get paid for the time spent assisting you.


I appreciate the answer wasn't what you wanted, but it is accurate and I should be paid for my time.



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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
The rating was not for the answer was for the attitude of keep asking for rating before asking if that’s all I needed support with

It is possible to continue asking questions after you have rated - the rating is for the initial question asked, not all the follow ups.


All the best to you.