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Did you sign a contract? If so could you please send me a copy of it.
Tenancies agreed in advance are usually binding whether you move in or not.
This includes tenancy agreements signed in person, by post or online.
There is no ‘cooling off’ period for tenancies.
You will usually be liable for rent from the day the tenancy starts, even if you aren’t living in the property.
You may be able to end the contract if you can show you only agreed to it because the landlord or agent did something to mislead you.
For example if a property was advertised as having a parking space but you found out this was not true after signing the agreement.
This is called ‘unwinding’ the contract. It can only be done within the first 90 days of an assured shorthold tenancy.
It’s not enough for the landlord or agent to have failed to mention something. You can only unwind the contract if they deliberately did something to mislead you
Ask your landlord or agent to agree to end the tenancy if you think you were misled. If they don't agree and you leave anyway they may try to take you to court for unpaid rent. The court will decide whether you can unwind the contract.
You need to put it to the landlord and or estate agent in writing that you were mislead and request to unwind the contract.In the letter state that you reserve the right to refer to this correspondence in any pending court hearing.
I hope this helps. Those are awful conditions.
Is there anything else I can help with this evening?
No problem. I hope they see sense and court proceedings are not necessary.
No problem. Have a nice evening.