I think you are better having a signed
doctored agreement than an unsigned virgin agreement A virgin agreement is no
However, unless it's signed by you, then you
have not agreed to grant it.
My suggestion would be to sign the agreement
now and date it at the date the tenants moved into the property. I cannot
imagine why the agent said to leave it undated. You are not doing anything
fraudulent by dating it, all you are doing is simply confirming the date that
the agreement came into force.
What does not help you is that the tenant
should be provided with a signed tenancy agreement, details of the tenant
deposit scheme and gas and electricity safety certificates at the start of the
tenancy. Without all that, you risk a judge saying that you have not complied
with all the statutory requirements and therefore the tenancy is not valid.
However, it is small claims are, and there is
a chance that the tenant (who seems to do this habitually) will not turn up and
if she does not put a defence in, you may end up with judgement in default.
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