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It appears the landlord misleading information influenced you to sign the tenancy agreement.Misleading action as described can be deemed an unfair trading practices, which is prohibited by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The law states that where someone has entered into a contract as a result of a misleading action or aggressive practice, redress under this civil law may be obtained through the right to unwind the contract. In order to claim this right, you must inform the landlord (or landlord's agent) that you want to reject the contract within 90 days of the tenancy start date. There is no obligation for this to be put in writing, but I strongly advise you to do so. Therefore please write to the Landlord reminding of your rights under the civil law in question and you wish to exercise the right to unwinding the agreement.
Assuming he does not accept your position, you can file a complaint against the landlord contacting the housing ombudsman.
I hope I have clarified the position if not please let me know.
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Yes if the the contract is unwound therefore you should be put back in the position as if the contract did not exist.
Yes if you successfully convince the landlord to unwind the contract.
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